Girl in a jacket Afghanistan

Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Hospital Name:

NEJAT Center

Specialities:

A private hospital that offers addiction treatment, amongst other medical services.

Contact/ address:

House No.2, Street 2, Ayub Khan Mena, Darul Aman main road, 7th District, Kabul Afghanistan
4040 Kart-e-Char Post Office
Tel: 0093(0) 202 500 283
Email: info@nejat.org.af
Website:http://www.nejat.org.af/index.php

Description:

“NEJAT Center is an Afghan response to vulnerable Afghan People, working with the community for the prevention, treatment and care of drug users and HIV/AIDS”

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Ministry of Counter Narcotics

Contact/ address:

Ministry of Counter Narcotics



Website:http://mcn.gov.af/en/

Based on the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Counter Narcotics and Intoxicants Law of Afghanistan and the designation of counter narcotics as a crosscutting issue in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy; the Ministry of Counter Narcotics will: lead counter narcotics policy and program formulation; coordinate the counter narcotics budget with the Ministry of Finance; coordinate relevant counter narcotics efforts with the line ministries and organizations; and monitor and report on the implementation of the National Drug Control Strategy.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

Policy and National Strategy Document Counteracting Addictive Substances and Substance Addiction May 2012

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

Ministry of Counter Narcotics

Date:

2012

Internet link:

http://mcn.gov.af/Content/files/LE_En.pdf

Publisher website:

http://mcn.gov.af/

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Afghanistan Penal Code for Articles 19, 59 Section 1,2 of the Narcotics and Intoxicants Law for 2005

Published Authority:

Ministry of Interior

Date:

Internet link:

http://mcn.gov.af/Content/files/LE_En.pdf

Publisher website:

http://mcn.gov.af/

Facts and stats

  • According to UNODC, Afghanistan cultivated 154,000 ha of opium poppy in 2012, up 18 percent from 2011.
  • UNODC estimated that Afghan opium poppy crops in 2012 yielded 3,700 MT of raw opium, down 36 percent from 5,800 MT in 2011.
  • According to the UNODC and MCN, the number of poppy free provinces (those provinces with less than 100 ha of poppy under cultivation) remained the same at 17. (Note: The U.S. and UNODC estimates differ due to dissimilar methodologies for estimating poppy cultivation and opium yields.)
  • The Afghan government’s efforts to enforce its drug laws also enjoyed growing success. The Criminal Justice Task Force (CJTF) is a vetted, self-contained unit that consists of prosecutors, investigators, and first instance and appellate court judges.
  • Afghan authorities made some progress in improving their capacity to interdict large quantities of narcotics and arrest narcotics traffickers.
  • According to authorities, the police apprehended seven out of ten of the “most wanted” drug traffickers in 2011. Over the first nine months of 2012, Afghan and Coalition Forces conducted a total of 481 counternarcotics operations, 62 percent more operations than the previous year.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Name:

Ministry of Counter Narcotics

Contact/ address:

Ministry of Counter Narcotics



Website:http://mcn.gov.af/en/

Based on the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Counter Narcotics and Intoxicants Law of Afghanistan and the designation of counter narcotics as a crosscutting issue in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy; the Ministry of Counter Narcotics will: lead counter narcotics policy and program formulation; coordinate the counter narcotics budget with the Ministry of Finance; coordinate relevant counter narcotics efforts with the line ministries and organizations; and monitor and report on the implementation of the National Drug Control Strategy.