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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Almoyyead unit, The Psychiatric Hospital

Hospital Specialities:

The Almoyyead Unit specialises in in-patient treatment for drug addicts and alcoholics.

Contact/ Address:

Almoyyead Unit
MoH Psychiatric HospitalWest area
Manama

Tel: 17279311
Fax: 17270637
Website: www.moh.gov.bh/en/HealthEstablishment/Psychiatric.aspx

Part of the state-run Ministry of Health Psychiatric Hospital, the Almoyyead Unit uses a variety of psychiatric techniques to treat those with drug dependencies and help them re-assimilate into society.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Criminal Investigation Directorate

Contact/ address:

Criminal Investigation Directorate
Ministry of Interior
P.O. Box 13
Manama
Tel: 973 1 718 888
Fax: 973 1 714 760
Website: www.interior.gov.bh/ (Ministry of Interior)

The Criminal Investigation Directorate is a listed Competent National Authority under the International Drug Control Treaties.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Strategic Drug Control Plan

Type:

Security

Publishing Authority:

Ministry of Interior

Date:

NA

Internet link:

www.undp.org.bh/Projectgov=52107.html

Publisher website:

www.interior.gov.bh/

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Decretal Law No. 4 of 1973 on Controlling the Use and Circulation of Narcotics Substances and Preparations

Published Authority:

Amir of the State of Bahrain

Date:

1973

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=834&country=BAH

Publisher website:

NA


Name:

Decretal Law No. 10 of 1984 on the Amendment of the First Article of Decretal Law No. 15 of 1983 on the Amendment of Articles 23 and 24 of Decretal Law No. 4 of 1973 on Controlling the Use and Circulation of Narcotic Substances and Preparations

Published Authority:

Amir of the State of Bahrain

Date:

July 1984

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=836&country=BAH

Publisher website:

NA


Name:

Ministerial Decree No. 3 of 1985 on the Regulation of the Import, Export and Circulation of Certain Drugs 10

Published Authority:

Ministry of Health

Date:

24th January 1985

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=1431&country=BAH

Publisher Website:

www.moh.gov.bh/en/

Facts and stats

  • Bahrain is not known as a significant drug-producing or narcotics transit country.
  • The island nation has a population of just over 1.2 million people, including more than 230,000 foreign nationals.
  • Opiates are the most common cause of drug-related death in Bahrain. They account for 44.3 deaths per million people aged between 15 and 64, according to United Nations statistics.
  • According to national statistics, 14 people in Bahrain died of a drug overdose in 2010. In 2009, this figure was 25, and in 2008 it was 39. This downward trend in the statistics suggest that the government’s harm reduction and drug prevention programmes are currently working.
  • Official government statistics also show a slight reduction in the number of drug-related crimes taking place in Bahrain. These statistics show 386 drug-related criminal cases in 2010, in contrast to 402 in 2009 and 298 in 2008.
  • In 2010 however the official number of reported drug users in the small country was 620, up from 566 in the previous year.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Governmental/ Non- governmental associations

Name:

National Committee for Prevention of Aids and Drug Addiction

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

NA

Website:

NA

National non-governmental organisation working in drug prevention and harm reduction, particularly in the area of injectable drugs.


Name:

United Nations Development Programme Bahrain

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

UN House 69Road
1901Hoora 319
PO Box: 26814Manama

Website:

www.undp.org.bh

A United Nations organisation operating in Bahrain, with an interest in the prevention of drug addiction and actions against illicit drug supply in the country.


Name:

Red Crescent Society Bahrain

Type:

Non-Governmental

Address & Contact:

Tel: (973) 172 931 71
Fax: (973) 17 29 17 97
Website: www.bahrainrcs.com/

NGO working in humanitarian issues, including drug prevention and addiction treatment.