Government Council for the Coordination of Addiction Policy

23. 5. 2022 15:10

Government Council for the Coordination of Addiction Policy

The Government Council for the Coordination of Addiction Policy ("Council"), established in accordance with Section 28, Paragraph 3 of Act No. 65/2017 Coll., is a permanent advisory, initiating and coordinating body of the Government of the Czech Republic in the field of integrated drug policy, resp. addiction policy.

Integrated drug policy ("addiction policy") means a policy covering the fields of legal and illegal addictive substances, pathological gambling or overuse of modern technologies, where the measures are defined as a comprehensive and coordinated set of preventive, educational, therapeutic, social, regulatory, control and other measures, including law enforcement measures taken at international, national, regional and local levels.

The Council was originally established in 1993 as National Drug Commission. Details about the historical background were summarized in the booklet Czech Drug Policy and Its Coordination – Evidence-based addiction policy.

The National Strategy to Prevent and Reduce the Harm Associated with Addictive Behaviour, action plans and situation reports in English language are published on the website

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Contact Address 

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic 
nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 4
118 01 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Switchboard (phone): +420 224 002 111



Mr. Jindřich Vobořil
National Drug Coordinator
Ph: +420 725 805 865
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Ms. Kateřina Horáčková
Temporary Director of the Drug Policy Department and Head of the Drug Policy Coordination and Financing Unit


Ms. Pavla Chomynová
Head of the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (National Focal Point)


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