Laws and Policies

"In March 2011, the Swedish Parliament decided on a cohesive strategy for alcohol, narcotics1, doping and tobacco (ANDT) policy. The overall objective of Swedish ANDT policy is a society free from illicit drugs and doping, less alcohol-related medical and social harm, and reduced tobacco use. The aim of the strategy is to set forth the objectives and emphasis of how societal efforts will be carried out, coordinated and followed up over the period 2011-2015. Every year, an action programme is issued with the aim of implementing the strategy.
"ANDT work in Sweden is cross-sectorial and comprises several authorities' areas of responsibility, regulations and legislation. At the political level, work is coordinated by the ANDT secretariat (Ministry of Health and Social Affairs) which is supported by an ANDT council, whereas the implementation of the monitoring system and the implementation of ANDT strategy’s goals is the responsibility of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health. The Swedish Prison and Probation Service, the Swedish Police, the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Customs are other main authorities that have a central role in the narcotics field."


Swedish National Institute of Public Health. "2013 National Report (2012 data) to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Sweden: New Developments, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues." Östersund: Swedish National Institute of Public Health, 2013, p. 11.