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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

House of Refuge – Freedom Foundation

Specialities:

Holistic approach to rehabilitation from drug and alcohol addiction, medically supervised detoxification and family support and therapy programmes.

Contact/ address:

Freedom Foundation
24 Henry Adefowope Crescent
Awuse Estate, Opebi
Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

Tel: 0234 8087290000
Email: info@freedomfoundationng.org
Website: www.freedomfoundationng.org

Description:

House of Refuge comes under the authority of the Freedom Foundation, which also does work with victims of rape and abuse and runs social welfare education programmes throughout Nigeria. House of Refugee is a 25-bed residential rehabilitation centre that also runs outpatient programmes. It aims to rehabilitate those dependent on drugs and alcohol and re-integrate them back into the community.


PlacidWay Global Medical Solutions

Specialities:

A full range of medical, surgical and rehabilitation services provided by the centre that serves as a major hub for medical tourism

Contact/ address:

PlacidWay
Lagos
Nigeria

Tel: +1 303 242 5419
Email: info@placidway.com
Website: www.placidway.com

Description:

PlacidWay serves principally as a hub for medical tourism, for those from around the world who seek professional healthcare but without the waiting times that may apply in their own countries or at a lower cost. A full range of surgical and medical procedures are carried out at the centre including cosmetic surgery and drug rehabilitation.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

Contact/ address:

NDLA
4, Shaw Road (Onilegbale Road)
Nigeria

Tel: +234-80-621-999-99
Email: info@ndla.gov.ng
Website: www.ndla.gov.ng

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency or NDLA was established in 1989 with the purpose of eradicating the consumption and trafficking of illicit drugs within the country. The Act of Parliament which brought the agency into being is known as Decree Number 48, and specifies that drug offenders be incapacitated financially in addition to incurring lengthy prison sentences ranging from 15 to 25 years.

The agency is also responsible for upholding the National Drug law Enforcement Act of 1990, known as Decree Number 33. This specifies a jail term of 5 years for those found guilty of drug trafficking. The NDLA co-ordinates the execution of all drug laws within Nigeria, including the seizing of goods or property from those deemed to have profited from the sale of drugs, the destruction of plants cultivated for illicit drug use, and taking charge of all operations connected to the investigation, arrest and prosecution of all offences related to the consumption, sale or trafficking of illicit drugs.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

National Narcotics control strategies and security plans

Name:

Ethical and legal issues in the control of drug abuse and drug trafficking: the Nigerian case

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Department of General and Applied Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria.

Date:

August 1992

Internet link:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1519101

Publisher website:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov


Name:

European Union Commits 98 Million Euros for Justice, Anti Corruption and Drugs Sectors in Nigeria

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

UNODC

Date:

21 March 2012

Internet link:

www.unodc.org/nigeria/en/european-union-commits98-million-euros-for-justice-anti-corruption-and-drugs-sectors-in-nigeria.html

Publishers website:

www.unodc.org

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act (Decree No. 48) of 1989

Published Authority:

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

Date:

29th September 1989

Internet link:

www.imolin.org/doc/amlid/Nigeria_Decree_48_1989.pdf

Publisher Website:

www.imolin.org

Facts and stats

  • Drug trafficking is rife in Nigeria with established routes running through the country. Heroin is trafficked from Asia to Europe through Nigeria and drugs from South America are smuggled via Nigeria on their way to the UA, Europe and Asia.
  • Political and Civil unrest have allowed the fostering of criminal gangs who engage in much of the illicit drug trade in the country.
  • According to drug seizure statistics 16,000kg of cannabis and 15.6kg of cocaine were seized in 1999. By 2000 the seizure of cannabis had risen to 272,000kg and the seizure of cocaine had risen to 54kg.
  • In 2007 the amount of cannabis seized in the country was the fourth largest worldwide.
  • Drug trafficking was a crime punishable by execution in Nigeria until 1984 when the law was repealed.
  • Information is vague as to the number of drug addicts exist in Nigeria with the UN reporting that just 925 of its citizens undertook treatment for drug addiction in 2004. The assumption is that the vast majority of drug addicts in the country are not seeking or receiving any help with their addiction.
  • 90% of those who sought help for drug addiction in 2004 were treating cannabis addiction.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Drug Free Association of Nigeria

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/ contact:

National Council for Arts & Culture P.O.Box 2959 Surulere Lagos Nigeria Tel: 06456-222483 Email: aif_org@yahoo.co.in Website: www.azadindia.org

The Drug Free Association of Nigeria is dedicated to education in the fields of social welfare and public health, particularly in order to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and drug misuse. The issue of HIV infection and drug misuse are both addressed by the association because of the way HIV is prevalent amongst intravenous drug users. As well as education, the NFAN is also involved in preventative strategies and aftercare support to victims of drug abuse and AIDS.


National Drug Abuse Control Committee Nigeria (NDACC)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/ contact:

DDRD Office Ndlea SDP House 3-3 Nsugbe Rd.O Nitsha Anambra State Nigeria Email: ndacc.anambra@gmail.com Website: http://www.ndaccnigeria.blogspot.co.uk

The national Drug Abuse Control Committee Nigeria or NDACC was set up by the Drug Demand Reduction Unit or DDRU in Anambra State, Nigeria in order to better deliver education and prevention strategies related to drug abuse to the citizens of the Anambra region of the country. They work closely with the NDLEA to eradicate drug use and fight drug trafficking.