Support for More Evidence-Based Interventions in Sweden

"In January 2010, a preliminary commission report concluded that Swedish health care and social services were of insufficiently quality and not diversified enough in the area of drug use. In the commission?s final report in June 2011, a number of proposals were submitted including increased financial resources, implementation of national guidelines, increased availability to drug treatment including a statutory enhanced health care guarantee, needle exchange and other evidence-based interventions. The report also suggests new laws and a new organization where the county council is given overall responsibility for treatment and municipalities overall responsibility for social support. The commission?s proposals are suggested for adoption in January 2013 (SOU 2011:35)."


Swedish National Institute of Public Health. "2012 National Report (2011 data) To the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Sweden: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues." Östersund: Swedish National Institute of Public Health, 2012, p. 64.