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National Anti-Drug Plan

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Government of Trinidad and Tobago Country Resources Substance Abuse Strategies and Plans Trinidad and Tobago 31 December 2008 Policy document education, mental health promotion, prevention

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Core Propositions
The following propositions seek to identify the core issues around which the policy is
developed:
1. The guiding principle for the national drug policy should be to address the immediate, medium and long term concerns regarding drugs and their multi-dimensional impact.
2. The drug problem should be recognized as a major developmental and public health threat to the nation, and has economic, social and political implications.
3. Policy review, development, and re-development of the drug policy must be guided by public education, and evidence collection and evaluation, which is open to public scrutiny.
4. The drug policy should respect human rights, local judicial norms, our diverse cultural attitudes to drugs and drug use, and the need for effective law enforcement.
5. The policy, recognizing the international implications of the drug problem, commits Trinidad and Tobago to full partnership on regional and international initiatives that seek to address this issue, commensurate with the country’s best interest.

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