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The Federal Government’s Drug and Addiction Commissioner

The Federal Government’s Drug and Addiction Commissioner (official title: Commissioner of the Federal Government for Drug and Addiction Policy) coordinates the Federal Government’s drug and addiction policy, makes suggestions, takes up recommendations by the scientific community and represents the Government’s drug policy vis-à-vis policy-makers, the press and the public. In addition, he heads the German Delegation to the UN regarding drug policy and holds the German seat in various European Union bodies. The current Drug and Addiction Commissioner of the Federal Government, Burkhard Blienert, took up office on 12 January 2020. Read more


National Strategy on Drug and Addiction Policy

Germanys National Strategy on Drug and Addiction Policy takes an integrated approach to addiction policy and consists of four pillars:

Prevention

Counselling and Treatment

Harm Reduction Schemes

Supply reduction and law enforcement

Learn more about Germany's National Strategy on Drug and Addiction Policy

Drug and addiction policies are policies meant to help people, not hurt them. The approach must be to help and protect instead of punish
Burkhard Blienert

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries please email us on: 

drogenbeauftragter@bmg.bund.de