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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Nishan Addiction Treatment Facility

Hospital Specialities:

Rehabilitation and psychological treatment for substance addiction.

Contact/address:

#1 Street 9
Banigala
Islamabad

Tel: 92 51 2612 572
92 51 5807128

Email: info@nishancenter.com
Website: www.nishancenter.com

The Nishan Addiction Treatment Facility is a government-registered treatment facility for individuals with substance abuse problems. They offer detox, in-patient and out-patient treatment programmes, and a range of psychological and therapeutic treatments.


Sober Recoveries

Hospital Specialities:

Residential treatment for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol dependencies.

Contact/ Address:

House # 733
Street # 5,
B-Block,
0-9National Police Foundation
Islamabad

Tel: +92 331 501
9526+92 301 560 7709
Email: info@soberecoveries.com
Website: www.soberecoveries.com

The Sober Recoveries rehabilitation centre in Islamabad offers treatment for those with addiction problems, including in-patient programmes and out-patient aftercare.


Hosla Rehabilitation Centre

Hospital Specialities:

Provides treatment for substance abuse and other addictive behaviours.

Contact/ Address:

Hosla Rehabilitation Centre
Main Park Road,
Chatha Bakhtawar,
Chak Shahzad
Islamabad

Website: NA

Hosla is an addiction treatment clinic in Islamabad, offering treatment for the physical and psychological elements of drug addiction.


New Horizons Care Centre

Hospital Specialities:

Offers free rehabilitation, care and assistance for individuals with substance addictions.

Contact/ Address:

Plot # B-1
7 Block 1
Gulshan-e-Iqbal
Karachi

Tel: 4819038
03002277478

Email: newhorizonscarecentre@yahoo.com
Website: www.newhorizonscarecentre.com

The New Horizons Care Centre was established in Karachi in 2002, and provides free treatment and rehabilitation for those with substance abuse problems. It is a volunteer-based organisation that is also active in aftercare, HIV prevention and drug prevention.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Anti-Narcotics Force

Contact/ Address:

Anti-Narcotics Force
SecretariatNo. III
National Park Road
Rawalpindi

Tel: 92 51 927 0164
92 51 927 0170
Fax: 92 51 927 0165

Email: anf@anf.gov.pk
Website: www.narcon.gov.pk/index.php?lang=en&opc=3
www.anf.gov.pk/

Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) was formed in 1995 by the merging of the Pakistan Narcotics Control Board (in existence since 1957), and the newer Anti Narcotics Task Force (established in 1995).

The ANF is Pakistan's principal drug control agency and undertakes a wide range of national and international initiatives in three areas: Supply Reduction, Demand Reduction and International Co-operation.

Domestically, the agency coordinates and undertakes operations to disrupt and prevent drug trafficking, eradicate opium poppy crops, dismantle illegal drug laboratories, investigate the proceeds of drug crime, prosecuting drug crimes and controlling 'precursor chemicals' used in the production of illegal drugs. It is also responsible for drug awareness, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in the country.

Internationally, it is responsible for liaising and coordinating with other national and transnational narcotics control agencies.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Drug Control Master Plan 2010- 2014

Type of Strategy:

Security

Published Authority:

Anti Narcotics Force

Date:

February 2010

Internet Link:

www.anf.gov.pk/content/Drug%20Abuse%20Control%20Master%20Plan%202010-14.pdf

Publisher website:

www.anf.gov.pk/

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Control of Narcotics Substances, 1997, Act no. XXV

Published Authority:

Ministry of Narcotics Control

Date:

11th July 1997

Internet Link:

narcon.gov.pk/files/policyAndDocuments/policyAndLaw/19970707-ControlofNarcoticSubstancesActof1997.pdf

Publisher Website:

www.narcon.gov.pk


Name:

Drugs Act, 1976

Published Authority:

Ministry of Narcotics Control

Date:

11th May 1976

Internet Link:

www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=207892

Publisher Website:

www.narcon.gov.pk

Facts and stats

  • A number of major drug trafficking routes pass through Pakistan, most notably the smuggling of Heroin and Cannabis from Afghanistan to elsewhere in the world. Large quantities of precursor chemicals also pass through Pakistan on their way to illicit drug production facilities.
  • Pakistan is itself a major producer of illicit narcotics, including an estimated 700 acres of opium poppy crops.
  • According to the country’s government, there are approximately four million drug abusers in Pakistan – 2.4% of the population.
  • In the first three quarters of 2009, 3.7 metric tons of Heroin were seized by law enforcement and anti-drug authorities in Pakistan.
  • 8.5 tons of raw opium were seized during the same period.
  • 163 tons of hashish Cannabis resin were also seized.
  • During this same period, there were approximately 43,000 arrests for drug-related offences in Pakistan.
  • In 2009, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) estimated that 40% of the Heroin produced in Afghanistan is trafficked through Pakistan on its way to Europe, North America, the Middle East and elsewhere in Asia.
  • As of 2009, it was estimated that there were around 125,000 injecting drug abusers in the country. 11% of drug users tested positive for HIV in 2006.
  • Cannabis, Heroin and raw Opium are the most widely abused drugs in Pakistan, and the average age of first-time Heroin use is 22 years old.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Planning and Monitoring Unit

Type:

Governmental

Address & Contact:

House # 35
Street #48
F/8-4,
Islamabad

Tel: 051 926 2370
Website: www.narcon.gov.pk/index.php?lang=en&opc=11&sel=3

Part of the Ministry of Narcotics Control. The role of the Planning and Monitoring Unit is to oversee anti-drug projects and strategies undertaken by the ministry.


Movement Against Drug Abuse (MADA)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

6-D Green City Barki R
Lahore
Cantt
Tel: +92 42 350 43898

Email: Madalhrpk@yahoo.com
Website: www.madapk.org

The Movement Against Drug Abuse is a non-profit organisation which has offices across Pakistan. Its main aims are to provide education about drugs, provide training to anti-drug workers, establish treatment centres for rehabilitation, and other community-based anti-drug work.


Nai Zindagi (New Life)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Office No. 37-38,
3rd floor Beverly Center,
Jinnah Avenue,
Blue Area,
Islamabad.

Tel: +92 (51) 287 4120 - 287 4121
Email: naizindagi@naizindagi.com

First established in 1990, Nai Zindagi, or 'New Life', works with those affected by drugs and drug abuse in Pakistan through a range of programmes. They deal specifically with those who have been marginalised by society and also seek to prevent the spread of drugs-related HIV.