Infodrog, the Swiss Office for the Coordination of Addiction Facilities, is mandated by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH. It promotes and supports the diversity, accessability, networking, and quality of the various treatment, counselling and harm reduction services. The governing body of Infodrog is the Swiss Health Foundation RADIX.
 

Mission and Objectives

Commissioned by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH and in conjunction with RADIX. Infodrog advances and encourages the variety of, connections between, quality of and access to the diverse prevention, therapeutic, consultation and harm reduction services. The participation in working groups and the organisation of regional and national conferences as well as the management of varied projects contribute to an efficient integration and coordination of services.
 

Principal Services and Products

Advice and Support

  • for services, projects, professionals in the field of social and addiction work in communities and cantons
  • on the conceptualisation or differentiation of addiction support services
  • on placement, coordination and planning issues

Information and Documentation

  • Internet platform Infoset (in French and German):
    www.infoset.ch
  • Infodrog database on addiction facilities (refers to Swiss facilities only)
  • Journal "SuchtMagazin" (in German)
  • Manual HepC, the compendium with information on prevention and therapy of hepatitis C (English version only as PDF file)
  • Brochures and leaflets on safer use and infectious diseases

Independent Ombuds Office

  • for service users as well as their families
  • for professionals from residential addiction facilities, outpatient and harm reduction services
  • for representatives/employees from communal or cantonal administrations and bodies

Stimulus Fund Therapy and Harm Reduction by Order of the Federal Office of Public Health

  • for the development of new support services
  • for the enlargement or differentiation of existing support services
  • for the professional inter-cantonal or regional integration of addiction support services
  • for the formulation of practice-oriented instruments and basic principles