The FOPH launches research projects on the theme of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and behavioral addictions (eg Internet, gambling). The Tobacco Prevention Fund supports projects related to tobacco. The lines of research are regularly examined and, if necessary, modified.
An effective policy on addictions requires a scientific basis. Regular surveys and specific studies provide the knowledge required to continuously adjust the measures according to the new context.
Knowledge is lacking, particularly with regard to illegal drugs. This is to be remedied. It is essential to encourage the transfer of knowledge to practice. Targeted promotion, financing and scientific support of projects are major challenges.
Here you will find current research reports on addictions (in French, German or Italian).
Last modification 01.10.2019