Addiction, Policy

National addiction policy makers and experts met in Brussels yesterday to discuss the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU and the best way to tackle various addictions, including alcohol, tobacco, gambling and digital technologies, at EU level.

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EU Addiction Policy: From Prohibition to Harm Reduction. The consensus is that the priority should be a holistic, compassionate and realistic approach to help those in need.

on best practices in managing tobacco dependence policies in several Member States, including the Czech Republic and Sweden.

"If we conclude that a drug-free world is not possible, we should consider the implications of regulation. I also call on the upcoming Swedish presidency of the Council of the EU to address these issues as a matter of priority and ultimately help Europeans to tackle their addictions. After all, Sweden has done a lot in this area," added Swedish psychologist and expert on addictions Karl Fagerstrom.

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The Institute for Rational Addiction Policies (IRAP) is a multidisciplinary association of independent and distinguished experts who are dedicated to research and education in the field of addiction from all perspectives.

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