National Strategy on Addiction

Addiction is a dynamic area of policy that constantly has to respond to new challenges, for example changing patterns of behaviour and trends in consumption.

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The Swiss Federal Council has launched the Health2020 initiative to step up health promotion and disease prevention efforts. In 2014 the FOPH and its partners were commissioned to develop a national addiction strategy (by autumn 2015) and an accompanying action plan (by 2016). The strategy has now been drawn up with the support of a broad-based committee of experts comprising representatives of the cantons and municipalities, trade associations and NGOs, and public health experts and other actors in the field of addiction policy. The Federal Council approved the National Addiction Strategy in mid-November 2015. In 2016 the accompanying action plan was drawn up. This has been noted by the Federal Council and is used as the basis for the partners’ joint efforts to implement the strategy since 2017.

Health2020 measures are implemented in over 90 sub-projects which are described in individual fact sheets. Our new page with filter options "All Health2020 activities" provides information on each sub-project in terms of background, objectives, implementation status and further steps. Documents are available in German and French.

Overview National Strategy on Addiction

Last modification 24.11.2020

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