Since 1996, the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies, OFDT) has been entrusted, as an independent body, with the coordination of all drug- monitoring activities in France, and has acted as the national focal point. The OFDT is also responsible for the evaluation of drug policies in France. Since 1999, its areas of activity have included licit substances (alcohol, tobacco and medicines) in addition to illicit drugs and addictive behaviours. The OFDT is mainly funded by the Inter-ministerial Mission for Combating Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (Mission interministérielle de lutte contre les drogues et les conduites addictives, MILDECA), an inter-departmental body composed of representatives of different ministries, which is responsible for the overall coordination of activities against drugs and drug dependency in France.
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French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies)
Mr Julien Morel d’Arleux