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Strategy Paper for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

Drug Demand Reduction Department; Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Country Resources Substance Abuse Strategies and Plans Afghanistan 1 July 2007 Policy document prevention, substance use

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The purpose of this document is to make available a concept paper on drug demand reduction (DDR) strategy in the MOPH. The formulation of a MOPH DDR strategy will provide a national guide for Afghanistan’s National Development Strategy (ANDS) on drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation. In addition, it will offer a description of the basic principles that constitute the overall approach to treatment in the country and will help to establish the goals and objectives for a national treatment system.

This report details the specific type of DDR and harm reduction (HR) services that are available in Afghanistan and provides a description of the different responsibilities of each of the public and non-governmental agencies that play key roles in the planning and development of the national policies regarding drugs.

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