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The Danish Health Authority monitors the overall drug situation in Denmark and is responsible for tasks related to the prevention and treatment of drug abuse.

Updated 27 JAN 2021

The fight against drug abuse is a collaborate effort among the relevant stakeholders - for example, the police, the judiciary, the health authorities and social services, the Danish Customs Agency and the local and regional authorities.  


The Danish Health Authority examines and monitors new psychoactive substances and disseminates its findings, while the municipalities are responsible for specific prevention efforts. 

Treatment of substance abuse

We set professional guidelines for specific medical treatment of drug abuse and are responsible for monitoring treatment efforts in the municipalities.

Drug monitoring

We serve as the national focal point for drug monitoring and studies of drug use in the population.

International collaborations

The Danish Health Authority represent Denmark in several international forums – globally, within the EU and with the Nordic countries.

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

The Council of Europe - The Pompidou Group

The Nordic Centre for Welfare