The National Drug Policy Strategy for the Period 2010 to 2018 was adopted by virtue of Government Resolution No. 340 on 10 May 2010. It is the fifth strategic document on the Czech drug policy since 1993, the year when the first drug policy programme, for the period 1993 to 1996, was conceived.
For the first time, the National Strategy is defined as a long-term strategic document spanning a period of nine years. Its time framework and its long-range strategic nature are probably the most distinctive features in which this document differs from its predecessors. Until recently the Czech Republic used mid-term strategic documents (covering periods of four to five years).
This strategy is intended to serve the individual drug policy stakeholders as a guide showing the path which the Czech drug policy will follow in the next nine years and defining the background and principles which the Government finds efficient and meaningfull in tackling the problem of drug use.
Three consecutive three-year action plans covering the period of the operation of the Strategy will articulate specific tools and activities and define specific priorities which the drug policy should account for in the respective forthcoming periods.
The National Strategy was published by the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7440-049-0. Later, 2 revisions of the national strategy has been prepared and published in the Czech language; English versions of the revisions are not available.