Rehabilitation and Medical Centers
Accra Psychiatric Hospital
A private hospital that offers addiction treatment, amongst other medical services.
Castel Road Accra, Mail Box 1305, Accra.
Fax: 0302- 227609
The hospital have an impressive drug rehabilitation unit which works along the twelve-step model and incorporates the ideals of the therapeutic community to good effect.
Facts and stats
Ghana continues to be a transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly cocaine from South America and heroin from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Government of Ghana took several noteworthy steps in 2012 to expand its capacity to fight narcotics trafficking and to uphold the rule of law.
In February, Ghana became a party to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), established in 2010 to investigate narcotics trafficking and other serious crimes, developed internal standard operating procedures, which will be considered for ratification by Parliament in early 2013.
Cocaine and heroin are the main drugs traffickers smuggle through Ghana. Cocaine is sourced mainly from South America and is destined for Europe, while Afghan heroin comes mainly from Southwest Asia and goes to Europe and North America.
Locally-grown cannabis is shipped primarily to Europe. Domestic production and trafficking of methamphetamine is in its nascent stages.
Illicit drug use is growing in Ghana. Ghanaians most frequently abuse cannabis, but the use of other drugs is on the rise.
According to Ghana’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), it is difficult to track drug abuse because there has never been a baseline study of the drug environment in Ghana and existing drug abuse statistics in Ghana are not comprehensive.
NACOB has a small office that handles drug-abuse awareness and demand reduction programs. It supports a coalition of roughly 15 non-governmental organizations that work on youth education and demand reduction.
Governmental / Non-governmental Associations
Narcotics Control Board
Address & Contact:
Narcotics Control Board
Opp. CSIR, Airport Residential Area.
Tel. 030 2761065
Fax: 030 2761018
The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) is a Ghananian agency under the Ministry of Interior. It is the agency concerned with the formulation and enforcement of narcotics laws in the country. The board's work is aimed at preventing the use, import, and export of narcotics.