Israel Anti-Drug & Alcohol Authority
The Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority was established in 1988. Originally overseen by the Prime Minister, in 2009 the Authority was transferred to the Minister of Public Security. The Authority works to combat drugs and alcohol and develop national policy in conjunction with the various ministries. The Authority currently operates in 90 locations across the country.
Areas of Operation:
Launching campaigns to publicize the dangers of alcohol abuse
Distributing information to youths and teens
Operating prevention programs
Producing informative materials for a variety of audiences
Legislation and Enforcement:
The Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority continues to promote legislation aimed at monitoring alcohol consumption and reducing the sale and consumption of synthetic drugs, also known as kiosk drugs.
Special activities aimed at combatting drug and alcohol abuse are held on the communal level, targeting specific populations and their needs and risks.
Many studies are conducted regarding the use and effects of drugs. In addition, the Authority is currently developing a National Monitoring Center for Drugs and Alcohol that will serve as a national database and help compare data with other countries around the world.