Association for a Drug Free Portugal (APLD)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: R. dos Pombos, 89,
1º B 2750-704 Cascais
Country: Portugal
Region: Europe
UN Languages: Spanish, French, English
Other languages: Portuguese
  • Counselling
  • Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Drug Treatment
Short description:
The Association has as its main objective creating a society free of drugs in response to that 1998 United Nations meeting, and to ex - General Secretary, Kofi Annan, appeal at the International Day Against The Abusing and Illicit Traffic of Drugs : "Eradication of drug abuse from our planet is a giant task, but with the human organizations joint effort from all levels and the struggle of all, we can move forward to that direction".
As a human organization, still pretends to become and work as a group of pressure and of intervenient in the Portuguese society, publicly manifesting its worries to the current situation.

For accomplish its goals, the Association proposes:
1 – Promoting opinions and attitudes formation, contradicting the philosophy from witch drugs came to stay and that there are no other solutions besides adapting ourselves to these through different strategies of reductions of damage prorogued.
2 – Promoting open discussion of accompaniment and treatment models for narcotics.
3 - Stimulate international cooperation with all Countries witch adapted the free drugs society model like Norway, Finland, Iceland, Japan, Singapore, U.S.A. and especially Sweden.

As the the Association realizes its first General Assembly, elaborates an action programme based on debate and sensitivity.
1 – Promote conferences and seminars for formation and information;
2 – Promote opinion articles publication;
3 – Promote debates and sensibility acts among young people, families and institutions;
4 – Promote and support Portuguese cities adherence to ECAD – European Cities Against Drugs. An organization founded in 1993 by Paris and Stockholm city councils, witch joins a total of 264 city councils from 30 Countries, without representation in Portugal, all fighting for a free drugs society, as an example for what the Associação Para Um Portugal Livre de Drogas proposes.
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