In November 2005, the Commission on combating drug addiction began its operation which in in March 2010 changed its name to the Coordination Board of the City of Rijeka for addiction prevention.
The purpose of the activities of the Coordination Board, made up of representatives of the city administration departments, institutions, state administration bodies and associations, is to follow phenomena and consider issues related to the prevention and elimination of drug addiction in the territory of the City of Rijeka and in particular it:
- collects data pertaining to addiction and drug abuse,
- analyses the situation and proposes measures to eliminate drug abuse,
- collaborates with judicial and administrative bodies, associations and institutions in the field of prevention and fight against addiction,
- co-ordinates the activities of all the factors involved in the prevention and elimination of addiction in the territory of the city of Rijeka.