Treating addictions and a range of other psychological disorders, The Küsnacht Practice specialises in diet and biochemical therapies as well as behavioural ones to reduce the chance of relapse.
Untere Heslibachstrasse 41b
Tel: +41 43 541 11 52
Description: Set in pleasant surroundings, this facility focuses on balancing brain chemistry as well as providing expert psychiatric services in order to give drug addicts the best possible chance of recovery from their addiction.
Treatment for drug addiction with a strong emphasis on overall wellbeing including yoga, meditation, creativity and seclusion from the stress of everyday society.
Via Santa Liberata
6954 Sala Capriasca
Tel: 0041 91.943.49.74
Intended as an effective method of detoxing, this clinic uses traditional methods such as meditation to help addicts beat their addiction in a relaxing environment. As part of a small community, creativity and relaxation are encouraged to help addicts discover themselves and combat the effects of addiction.
The Four Pillars Strategy / Fourfold Drug Policy
February 20, 1991
Federal Act 1951
October 3, 1951
Narcotics Control Ordinance
May 25, 2011
Switzerland is renowned for being one of the most democratic countries in the world, making extensive use of referendums. The Federal Act 1951, which sets out Switzerland’s approach to drug enforcement, was last ratified in 2008 with a majority of 68%.
In the early 20th Century, Switzerland’s drug legislation was largely in line with that of other European countries. However, in the 1950s and 1960s the Swiss decided to shift their emphasis from suppression to rehabilitation, reducing the harm that drug users inflict on themselves and others.
Whilst the statistics suggest a dramatic decrease in the number of drug addicts, as well as drug-related fatalities, this approach is not popular with everyone. It is also thought to be unlikely to have the same effect in other countries, although the UK and Holland have begun to offer some illegal drugs by prescription as a means of mitigating the effects of addiction.
Heroin is available on prescription in Switzerland.
Statistics pertaining to the incidences of drug use in Switzerland are difficult to locate, as the decriminalisation of certain drugs means that there are no criminal arrests to record. However, the decreasing number of addicts receiving treatment suggests that overall drug use has been reduced.
Between 1991 and 2004, the number of drug-related deaths in Switzerland dropped by 50%. Drug-related HIV infection also dropped significantly over this time.
The “Four Pillars Strategy”, whilst having already been implemented for many years, was only enshrined in Swiss Federal law in 2008.
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