- Morocco’s National Strategy rests on the three pillars of: i) demand reduction ii) interdiction and iii) eradication
- There is a focus on promoting crop substitution of olives, figs and carob for cannabis
- Morocco has a policy that covers mental health, drug and alcohol abuse
- There is no availability of special legislative provision and no specialist drug courts
- There is not a specific government unit responsible for treatment of substance use disorder however there is a unit for mental health and in Morocco SUD falls within this category. There is a government unit however for prevention of SUD.
- There is no budget line for substance use disorder treatment services.
- The majority of those receiving treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders are treated within the public sector mental health services
- There are specific programmes which divert clients away from criminal justice system towards treatment
- Inpatient and outpatient detoxification services are available for drug and alcohol abuse
- Most funding for treatment of substance use disorders comes from out of pocket payment
- The most important source of funding of prevention services comes from international organisations
- There are strict checkpoints at boarders and on the coast in order to reduce drug trafficking
- Special awareness campaigns for farmers about the environmental dangers of growing cannabis
- Defoliant spraying from aeroplane, burning and mechanical destruction of cannabis crops
- There are mass media programmes and community and school based programmes
- Harm reduction programmes include supervised injection facilities and an outreach service for injecting drug users