Drug policy

Finland makes use of social policy, national legislation and international agreements to

  • prevent the demand and supply of drugs
  • reduce the harm caused by drugs
  • ensure that those suffering with drug problems receive treatment as early as possible
  • instigate criminal proceedings against those guilty of illegal activity.

Finland's drug policy is based on the government's Drug Policy Action Programme  for 2012-2015

Cooperation on drug policy implementation

The MSAH's Drug Policy Coordinating Group is responsible for collaboration between different administrative sectors on drug policy. The group's task is to develop and harmonise national drug policy, and monitor the development of the drug situation.

In its drug policy Finland complies with and applies the UN's conventions and resolutions on drugs, as well as the EU's drug strategy for 2012-2020.