National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction

The Czech National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction (NMC; National Focal Point) is an organizational unit within the Secretariat of the Government Council  for Addiction Policy Coordination.

Main tasks:

  • NMC coordinates the information system in the field of addictions in the Czech Republic, i.e. the system of collection, processing, reporting and distribution of information in the area of addictions, and for this purpose the NMC cooperates with state and non-state organizations and institutions, and at the same time conducts its own studies and analyses, the preparation of which is continuously consulted as needed with the Addiction Data Collection Advisory Committee. 
  • NMC processes information outputs and publications about the situation in the Czech Republic in the field of addictions, especially reports on the situation in the field of addictions, which it regularly submits to the Council, the government and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. In doing so, NMC cooperates with other state and non-state organizations and institutions within the information system in the field of addiction. 
  • NMC is the coordinator of the nationwide inter-ministerial and interdisciplinary information system "Early Warning System" (EWS), which enables the rapid exchange of information on the spread, use and risks of new psychoactive substances in the Czech Republic and provides suggestions for their possible legislative control.

On the establishment of the National Monitoring Centre

The Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addictions (now: Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction) was established on the basis of a Czech Republic Government Decree from June 19, 2002, as a part of the Secretariat of the National Drug Commission (now: Government Council for Addiction Policy Coordination). Through the National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the Czech Republic is involved in the European network of monitoring centers - the Reitox network. 

How to contact us

Postal address

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
National Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction
Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 4
CZ-118 01 Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Czech Republic

Workplace location and contacts

The workplace is NOT located in the main building of the Government Office. Tel. numbers, e-mail and workplace location are listed in the Contacts