Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point
Each year, the National Focal Points in the Member States of the European Union report on the drug situation in their countries. These National Reports are prepared according to the guidelines issued by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). The National Reports represent the basic input for the “Annual Report on the State of the Drugs Problem in the European Union” compiled by the EMCDDA. In keeping with the guidelines, the National Reports focus on new developments in the reporting year.
This 2011 National Report for the Netherlands was prepared by the staff of the Bureau of the Netherlands National Drug Monitor (NDM) at the Trimbos Institute, Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction, and the staff of the Research
and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Ministry of Security and Justice.
The NDM was established in 1999 on the initiative of the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Sport (VWS). The Ministry of Security and Justice also participates in the NDM. To carry out the functions of the Netherlands National Focal Point, the NDM relies on the contributions of a multitude of experts and input from registration systems and monitors throughout the Netherlands.