Counteracting drug addiction

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COUNTERACTING DRUG ADDICTION – actions undertaken by governmental public institutions and social organisations aiming at preventing the growth of the phenomenon of abuse of prohibited substances. It presumes creating at the central level the → National Program on Counteracting Drug Addiction, with the → National Bureau for Drug Prevention responsible for implementing it, and on regional and local levels respectfully: voivodship and municipal programmes for preventing drug addiction. They are one of the elements of voivodship and municipal strategies for solving social problems. Their goal is to prevent the emergence and spread of drug addiction [ A. Bejma ].