Glossary of terms used in drug policy

Glossary is an alphabetical list of terms used in a domain of drug policy, with the definitions for those terms. It contains explanations of concepts and terms related to the field of drugs and relevant related matters. We hope that it will contribute to better understanding the drug problem in a more empathic manner.

The Glossary should serve firstly to member organisations in a way that will help in process of harmonization of opinions and attitudes. This material will also serve a wider range of groups of people including policy makers, stakeholders, activists, the media, police, judiciary and others.

The Glossary will be updated from time to time. If you find difficulties in understanding some other terms used in drug policy, please don’t hesitate to contact DPNSEE and we shall be more than happy to find a definition and add it to the Glossary.

With the support of the member organisations, DPNSEE will prepare versions in various local SEE languages.

At our webpage, you can access interactive version where access to terms will be quicker and translations available promptly here>>>

To download the Glossary in English, click here>>>

Version December 2018