Tasks of the Drug Commissioner
The german drug commissioner of the federal government coordinates the drug and addiction policy at the federal level and cooperates with the different ministries whose tasks include responsibilities for licit drugs, illicit drugs and addiction. Furthermore the drug commissioner is responsible for coordination and cooperation with the 16 Bundesländer whose activities together with the communities mostly cover prevention and counselling. The german drug commissioner also represents the drug and addiction policy in the public and internationally. To back up her or his work the drug commissioner is in frequent exchange with scientists, numerous organisations and institutions.