The Minister of Health has chaired the 41st plenary meeting of the Sectorial Conference of the National Plan on Drugs by telematic means.
The amounts approved will be allocated to the development of the National Drugs Strategy, drug addiction prevention programmes, rehabilitation and reintegration plans and the Spanish Drugs Observatory.
9.5 million euros for the development of drug prevention policies and care for other addictions
José Miñones has highlighted the unity of action between administrations that characterises the approach to addictions in Spain.
Barcelona, 6 July 2023 – This morning, the Plenary of the Sectorial Conference on the National Plan on Drugs (PNsD) unanimously approved the territorial distribution of more than 9.5 million euros destined to finance the development of drug prevention policies and attention to other addictions by the Autonomous Communities and Cities (with the exception of Navarre and the Basque Country) in the current financial year 2023. In addition, it has been reported that a forthcoming distribution of 8.5 million euros from seizures will be made through bilateral agreements with all the territories.
The approved amounts (Annex I) will be allocated to the development of the National Strategy on Drugs in the regional programmes derived from the PNsD (3,270,160 euros), to programmes for the prevention of drug dependence within the framework of the National Strategy on Drugs (3,270,160 euros), to programmes for the prevention of drug dependence in the framework of the National Strategy on
Drugs (1,033,290 euros) and rehabilitation and reintegration plans for drug addicts with legal-criminal problems (1,253,320 euros).
The Minister of Health, José Miñones, highlighted the unity of action between administrations that characterises the approach to addictions in Spain, which guarantees society as a whole that it is carried out “with rigour and the maximum guarantees”.
In this sense, he thanked all the public administrations involved, as well as the third sector and scientific societies for the paradigm of consensus and will that they represent in a matter “with an unquestionable health, social and public safety impact”, such as addictions.
The plenary meeting held this Thursday was attended by the Government Delegate for the National Plan on Drugs, Joan Villalbí, as well as representatives of all the autonomous communities and cities concerned, the Second Vice-Presidency and the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy, and the Ministries of the Interior, Consumer Affairs, Territorial Policy, Education and Vocational Training, and the Treasury and Public Function.
The credits, provided through the Government Delegation for the National Plan on Drugs, come from the General State Budget, have a prior favourable report from the Ministry of Finance on compliance with the objectives of budgetary stability and financial sustainability and were approved by the Sectoral Commission held on 10 May.
*DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL STRATEGY ON DRUGS IN THE REGIONAL PROGRAMMES DERIVED FROM THE NATIONAL PLAN ON DRUGS.
*DRUG DEPENDENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMMES DEVELOPED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE NATIONAL DRUGS STRATEGY.
*3.- DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPANISH OBSERVATORY ON DRUGS
*4.- REHABILITATION-REINTEGRATION PROGRAMMES FOR DRUG ADDICTS WITH CRIMINAL LAW PROBLEMS