The design and complexity of thepolicy-making process depends on the plurality of interconnected and oftencontradictory factors. Drugs are very fundamental and marginal issues ofindividual society and often symbolize the attitude towards death, health,insanity, foreign, productive man, social benefits, individual freedom,addiction, hedonism crimes, overheating, etc. Identifying Slovene PoliticsAgainst Illicit Drugs Slovenian politics is highly emotive, as it iscontaminated with similar logic to the US. The budget for drugs, which is anindicator of public budget expenditure of a particular policy and measures thestate’s expenditure in the fight against illicit drugs. In the context of thisdrug budget, the Slovenian case is largely unidentified, non-transparent, whichis a consequence of solving drug-related problems through the constantactivities of various bodies and ministries, which typically do not specificallyidentify items intended for this field.
A substantial part of the budget isallocated to the Health Insurance Institute. These funds were distributed amongthe programs of drug treatment centers, programs for the Center for thetreatment of drug addiction in the psychiatric clinic in Ljubljana and for themethadone drug. The paradigm is that Slovenian regulation is closer topathological models, as it shows a high degree of development in the publichealth sector, and at the same time a lack of integration of other approaches.
The characteristics or tendencies of the principles of the salutogeneticapproach are noticeable, but due to the weaker role of non-governmentalorganizations, the social sector and the wider civil society, they still do notreach the level of some western European countries. Thus, in Slovenia, there isnot only a concept of harm reduction but also other measures that involve theacceptance of the drug, its use and treatment of users in a manner that istypical and typical for other countries (safe injection rooms, for example, inthe Netherlands and in Germany, the distribution of needles in prisons inSpain, alternative solutions to prison for drug users in most Europeancountries, tolerance to marijuana in the Netherlands, prescription of heroinand treatment with heroin or cannabis derivatives in several countries acrossEurope and the world, etc.), a long- with ups and downs, as the socio-culturalcontext has a strong impact on the success of their implementation