WHO MiNDbank: More Inclusiveness Needed in Disability and Development

A database of resources covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development

A Framework for The National Drug Policies and Master Plan

Government of Bermuda Ministry of Social Rehabilitation and The Department for National Drug Control Country Resources Substance Abuse Policies, Substance Abuse Strategies and Plans Bermuda 31 December 2007 Policy document mental health promotion, prevention, substance use

This translation feature uses a third-party service. Please be advised that the machine-translated content may not be accurate. Translation only applies to this page and is not available for downloaded files or external links.

Print

This item may no longer be in force or up to date. Please check to see if a newer version of this item is available. This item record has been included for historical and reference purposes only.

Description

Th e essence of the Policy comprises of four core propositions;

1. Th e guiding principle for the National Drug Policy should be to reduce drug-related
harm (recognize the drug problem as a major public health threat to The Nation)
2. The most immediate concerns to the citizens in the context of the principal harms of drug
use and abuse are: crime, public nuisance, drug-related violence, physical and mental
health problems, social costs and community degradation.
3. The development, review and re-development of the Drug Policy must be guided by
evidence collection and evaluation, which is open to public scrutiny and informs periodic
and objective policy review.
4. The Drug Policy must respect human rights, local judicial norms and our divergent
cultural attitudes to alcohol and drug use.

Content

Related Items

WHO collates and provides external links to resources focusing on mental health, disability, general health, human rights and development but does not specifically endorse particular laws, policies, plans or other documents from countries or organisations. WHO also does not warrant that the information in this record is correct or refers to the most up-to-date version. Please read the site disclaimer for further details. If this record contains an error or is outdated, please notify us.