The goal of the National Bureau for Drug Prevention is the implementation and coordination of national policies on counteracting drug addiction directed at the reduction of narcotic drug and psychotropic substances use. The main documents determining the goals, tasks and the scope of operation for government administration and local government bodies in this respect are: the Act of 29 July 2005 on Counteracting Drug Addiction (Polish Journal of Laws: Dz.U. No. 179, item 1485 as further amended) and the National Programme on Counteracting Drug Addiction for 2006-2010 (Dz.U. 2006, No. 143, item 1033).