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What was the goal in ruspolitikken again?

Subsidy "voluntary drug prevention efforts" provides funds to the actors who work to reduce the negative consequences of drugs. When the scheme is now being regulation, this proposed changed.

"Reduce negative impacts" has been "reduce the use of drugs", and the funds be given to "primærforebygging", ie. to "prevent problems, injury or illness occurs".

It is given here the impression that there is still damage to be prevented, but in an e-mail to directorate of Health in the last year, enter the ministry that it is use as such. It is thus equated with intoxication, and injury, implied that all substance abuse must be combated.

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This is the radical in a country where most people enjoy alcohol, and blends well with the following of the Who's goal of reducing harmful alcohol use. And why be a means to the goal in itself? It is inhumane and repressive measures that reduce usage, but do use more problem – should these now get support?

We know at the same time that alkoholskade can be prevented by reducing the snittpromillen per occasion, f. ex. at slower intake. Such measures are included in the Who global strategy, but will be bypassed if the reduced total becomes the only goal.

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we Look to sexual health, the goal there is not to prevent sex, but infection and unwanted pregnancy. Avholdsbasert enlightenment have even worked against its purpose. That we in the drugs field should have to prevent the pursuit of a risky activity while we are in other areas reducing the risk , is hardly academically justified: An australian study found recently that the risk-reducing rusopplysning among the youth had far better effect on harmful alcohol use than traditional rusundervisning, despite little difference in debut.

Norway, stated in the united nations in the years that the idea of a alcohol-free society is not only unrealistic, but path for injury prevention. Bent on High, followed this up on Rusreformkonferansen, where he said that the goal had to be improved quality of life .

When the ministry still spans kjerra in front of the horse, it may seem as if it is in step with both the research and the government's adopted policy. Given the implications this may have for both our and other organisations ' work, a hope that the minister for health the cleaning up before the changes take effect.

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