About Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department


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Regulations of the Department were approved on 23 February 2011 by the decision No. 244 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania >>>

The Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Control Department co-operate with European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).


The EMCDDA’s mission statement sets out the agency’s four main tasks:

  • collecting and analysing existing data;
  • improving data-comparison methods;
  • disseminating data and information; and
  • cooperating with EU institutions, international partners and with non-EU countries.

At the heart of the EMCDDA’s information system are five key harmonised epidemiological indicators: standard tools for collecting and reporting comparable drug data. These cover:
1. prevalence and patterns of drug use among the general population;
2. prevalence and patterns of problem drug use;
3. drug-related infectious diseases;
4. drug-related deaths and mortality of drug users; and
5. demand for drug treatment.

Last updated: 05-12-2018