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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

No data available on addiction treatment facilities.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Drug Control Administration

Contact/ address:

Drug Control Administration
Ministry of Health
PO Box 10322
Khartoum

Tel: 249 11 72868
Tel: 249 11 75801
Fax: 249 11 22604
Email: ahmedelgamal15@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.fmoh.gov.sd/English/index.php (Ministry of Health)

The Drug Control Administration is part of Sudan's Ministry of Health, and is listed by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) as the country's Competent National Authority under the International Drug Control Treaties. Sometimes referred to as the Drug Combat Administration, the agency was formed in 1989.

The Drug Control Administration is responsible for coordinating anti-narcotics efforts as laid out in Sudan's national strategy for the control of drugs.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Drug Policy

Type:

Security

Publishing Authority:

Directorate General of Pharmacy, Ministry of Health

Date:

2005

Internet Link:

apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s16716e/s16716e.pdf

Publisher website:

www.fmoh.gov.sd/English/index.php

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1994

Published Authority:

Ministry of the Interior

Date:

9th August 1994

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=673&country=SUD

Publisher website:

www.moi.gov.sd/

Facts and stats

  • Sudan does not have a significant history of drug abuse problems, but drug use is growing in the country, particularly among the younger generation.

  • Sudan is one of Africa’s largest producers of Hashish, or Cannabis resin.

  • Hashish is the most commonly used drug of abuse in Sudan, and alcohol is also one of the most prevalent drugs of abuse. Drug use is not however commonplace in the country, and mostly takes place amongst the country’s labouring classes.

  • Most Hashish produced in Sudan is consumed locally within the country, rather than being smuggled to illicit drug markets abroad.

  • In 2009, 17,255kg of Cannabis resin were seized in Sudan – 1% of the world total, making it the country with the 12th highest rate of such seizures globally.

  • Sudan has a mostly Muslim population of approximately 34million, of whom 70% are of Arabic descent.

  • A World Health Organisation (WHO) study found that 60% of the country’s prison population abused drugs. Substances most abused in the three prisons surveyed were alcohol, Cannabis resin, diazepam and barbiturates.

  • Many drug users admitted to first abusing substances before the age of 12, and most did so before the age of 20.

  • A 2006 survey in the Khartoum region of the country found that less than a quarter of males had drunk alcohol in their lifetime, and only 2.3% of females had done so.

  • Only 4.1% of males and 0.2% of females had consumed alcohol in the past year.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

National Council Against Addictions to Narcotics

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Al-Ahfad Al Jameleyah For Women
PO Box 167
Omdurman
Website: NA

NGO working in drug prevention.

Rufaida Health Foundation

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Khartoum
Website: NA

The Rufaida Health Foundation is an NGO working in a range of areas, include drug addiction. It seeks to raise awareness of the HIV risks of injectable drugs, as well promoting the availability of suitable addiction treatment and support in the country


Sabah Association for Child Care

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Sabah Association for Child Care
PO Box 8342
Amarat
Khartoum

Tel: 00249 11468 322
Email: rbsudan@sudanet.net
Website: NA

The Sabah Association for Child Care is an organisation that specialises in helping children who have substance abuse problems, or are otherwise affected by illicit drugs and addiction.