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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

1212 Limited, Hong Kong

Specialities:

Interventions, bespoke programmes dedicated to the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction.

Address/Contact:

25 Shum Wan Road,
Aberdeen,
Hong Kong
tel: +852 25523109
Email: 1212@1212.hk
Website:www.1212.hk/en/index.html

Description:

1212 have a dedicated team of multidisciplinary professionals who are able to treat sufferers of alcohol and drug addiction as well as their families. Involving detox, counselling and 12 step recovery programmes.

Beijing Anding Hospital, Beijing

Specialities:

Specialising in education, prevention and addiction treatment, the Beijing Anding Hospital is the Chinese national base for clinical drug registration and research.

Address/Contact:

Xicheng District,
Beijing Deshengmenwai Ankang Hutong V
100 088

Tel: 16880120,1608086,58303000,58303063
Email: anding_xuanjiao@163.com
Website: www.bjad.com/cn

Description:

This facility utilises a range of different clinical approaches including psychiatric and physiological therapies to help give drug addicts the best possible chance at recovery. They also specialise in the treatment of psychological disorders.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

State Food and Drug Administration

Contact/Address:

State Food and Drug Administration
No. 38 Jia, Bei Li Shi Street
100810 Beijing
China

Tel: 86 10 6835 5484
Website: www.sfda.gov.cn

The State Food and Drug Administration of China is the arm of the Chinese State Government tasked with the regulation and enforcement of drug laws. This includes both illegal drugs and legal pharmaceutical ones. It is not the only Chinese body that deals with drug enforcement, for example The Narcotics Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security deals with investigations into opium, heroin and methamphetamine use. However, the SFDA handles administrative control of all drugs.

It is difficult to gauge the effectiveness of the organisation, partially due to the lack of information available outside of China, but also due to the well-established illegal drug trade in the country. The former head of the SFDA was executed in 2007 for engaging in corrupt practices relating to product safety.

The SFDA’s remit includes supervision and regulation of the legal drug industry in China, but also includes research and classification of illegal drugs. Investigations pertaining to the illegal drug trade will usually be performed in conjunction with other government agencies, such as the National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC), which draws on 25 different departments to help formulate and enact effective domestic and international strategies in the fight against drugs.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

Drug Safety Plan 2011-2015

Type:

Security

Published Authority:

Chinese State Council

Date:

December 7, 2011

Internet link:

Publisher website:

english.gov.cn/links/statecouncil.htm

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Drug Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

Published Authority:

Chinese State Council

Date:

December 1, 2001

Internet link:

eng.sfda.gov.cn/WS03/CL0766/61638.html

Publisher website:

english.gov.cn/links/statecouncil.htm


Name:

Regulations for Implementation of the Drug Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

Published Authority:

Chinese State Council

Date:

September 15, 2002

Internet link:

eng.sfda.gov.cn/WS03/CL0767/61640.html

Publisher website:

english.gov.cn/links/statecouncil.htm

Facts and stats

  • There are nearly 1 million drug addicts registered in China, however the state government estimates that the actual number is likely to be far higher, possibly as high as 12 million.
  • More than 83.7% of these are male, and 73.9% are below the age of 35.
  • The most popular illegal drugs in China are heroin, opium, morphine and crystal meth. MDMA has experienced a surge in popularity in urban areas where young people have more free time. Ketamine use is also on the increase, especially amongst the young.
  • Different drugs are more popular in the many regions and provinces.
  • China’s geographical location makes it a prime target for drug traffickers, close to both the sources of drugs and their markets.
  • It is particularly close to the 'Golden Triangle', one of the major opium producing regions in Asia.
  • Drug trafficking in China can potentially carry a death sentence.
  • In 2003, more than 4 tons of heroin were seized by the Chinese authorities.
  • In the same year, 31,400 people were arrested for drug-related offences, with 25,879 convictions.
  • Due to the size of China’s drug trade, organised criminal gangs are heavily involved in trafficking. These gangs are often armed, and there are frequent firefights both between gangs and with the police along the Chinese and Burmese borders.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Chinese Anti-Drug Abuse Prevention Treatment Center (CADAPT)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/Contact:

Division of Education Network, CADAPT,
Ningbo Addiction & Research Treatment Centre
42 Xibeiji S NINGBO 315010

An NGO specialising in education, prevention and drug treatment.


National Narcotics Control Commission (NNCC)

Type:

Governmental

Tel: 86-10-66262740

A multidisciplinary department comprising staff from many other departments including the SFDA, the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Health, the NNCC aims to ensure that drug strategy is executed in a focussed way both domestically and internationally.