Portugal: drug-related information and data
Our partner in Portugal
Avenida da República, n°61-8°
P - 1064-808 Lisboa
Tel. +351 211119000
Fax +351 211112790 to 98
Head of focal point: Mr João GoulãoThe Portuguese national focal point is located within the General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD). SICAD is directly responsible for the implementation of the national drug strategy. It plans, implements and coordinates drug demand reduction interventions, and collects, analyses and disseminates information on drug use and its responses.
Since 2006 and following a decision from the Minister of Health, the SICAD’s mission was enlarged to encompass all alcohol-related issues. The SICAD is managed by a Management Board, and its structure includes five departments (grouping 18 units) at central level, five delegations at regional level, and a network of centres specialised in drug treatment and prevention of drug use at local level.
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Legal profiles describe national drug-related legislation in a standardised, comparable format. Topics covered include possession, trafficking, classification, prosecution, prevention, treatment, among others.
Each treatment profile provides information on the national context, treatment registries and monitoring systems, treatment demand, availability of treatment services as well as references and resources.
Each overview describes: the national context; references and resources; key responses for preventing and reducing drug-related infectious diseases and; drug-related deaths and drug-related harms in recreational settings.
These data sheets on drug-related public expenditure cover 30 countries and examine how much countries spend on drug-related activities, whether there are specific budgets allocated to drug policy documents, and how drug-related expenditure has evolved over time.