Dutch national focal point
The national focal point in the Netherlands is located within the National Drug Monitor, which was established in 1999 by the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport in order to evaluate and review registration and survey research data at the national level and to report these data to the Lower Chamber of Parliament, concerned ministries and other stakeholders both nationally and internationally. The national focal point is part of the Drug Monitoring and Policy Department of the Trimbos Institute, the national research institute for mental health care, addiction care and social work, which is tasked with informing policymakers and politicians about the mental health issues that concern the Dutch population. There is close collaboration with the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Security and Justice.
Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, Trimbos Instituut,
Ms Margriet van Laar