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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Best Life Anti-Drug Programme

Hospital Specialities:

Treatment and rehabilitation

Contact/ Address:

Best Life Anti-Drug Programme
PO box 4019
Nasr City
Cairo

Website:NA

NGO based in Cairo offering assistance for addicted individuals.


Day Hospital for Development & Rehabilitation

Hospital Specialities:

In-patient and out-patient rehabilitation

Contact/ Address:

3 Helwan st
El-Saida Zanab
Cairo

Tel: 23682827 202
Email: dayhospl@internetegypt.com
Website: www.dayhospl.org

Cairo-based hospital with drug rehabilitation department.


Nahar Center for Psychiatric & Drug Abuse

Hospital Specialities:

In-patient treatment for addicted individuals

Contact/ Address:

9046 9th Neighbourhood
El Mearag El Sofly
Behind Carrefour
Maadi
Cairo

Tel: 02 291 77070
02 291 77080

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

Treatment facility offering detox, counselling and a variety of rehabilitation therapies.


Consulting Center for Psychiatric & Addiction Treatment - Bedaya

Hospital Specialities:

Psychiatric treatment for addictive behaviours and dependencies.

Contact/ Address:

Villa 116
Lafizon St.Bolkely
Alexandria

Tel: 93 5438446
0106 1368120
Fax: 03 5226 202

Email: bedaya_center@yahoo.com
Website: www.t3afy.com

Treatment centre helping individuals to break free of drugs.

Dar Alamal For Recover from Addiction

Hospital Specialities:

We specialize in working with individuals who suffer from mental health issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss that accompany the disease of addiction, and also to deal with individuals who suffer from relapses and may not be crowned them success in other treatment programs.

Contact/ Address:

Alamal House Foundation
Cairo

Hotline: 00201008968989
Website:http://www.freedomest.com
Treatment Center formedical rehabilitation, psychological and behavioral therapeutic and create a community to help drug users and their families

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Anti-Narcotics General Adminstration (ANGA)

Contact/ Address:

Ministry of Interior,
Anti-Narcotics General Administration
6 Shafik Street Abbasia
P.O. Box 11517
Cairo

Tel: 20 2 268 38685
20 2 268 38683
Fax: 20 2 268 23840
Email: N/A

Website:

www.egypt.gov.eg/English/Home.aspx

The Anti-Narcotics General Administration (ANGA) is Egypt's main agency responsible for overseeing anti-drugs operations in the country. To this end it undertakes a range of activities, including intercepting drug smuggling operations, seizing illicit drug manufacturing facilities and equipment, and confiscating drug proceeds.

ANGA was first established in 1929, making it one of the oldest anti-drug organisations in the Arab world. It works with national law enforcement agencies and with foreign anti-narcotics agencies to achieve the aims of preventing the supply of illicit substances. In the past it has co-operated successfully on numerous occasions with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the US, which have seen the seizure of large amounts of narcotics and drug-related proceeds.

Though Egypt is not a major producing country, limited growth of Cannabis and Opium takes places in the Sinai region, and ANGA carries out regular crop eradication activities. The agency also carries out drug awareness activities and is involved in a number of programs to reduce the amount of drug abuse that takes place.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

National Strategy for Drug Control

Type of Strategy:

NA

Published Authority:

NA

Date:

2008

Internet Link:

NA

Publisher website:

NA

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Law No. 182 of 1960 on the Suppression of Illegal Substances

Published Authority:

Ministry of Health

Date:

1960

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=1122&country=EGY&node=EGY1970220&cmd=del

Publisher Website:

www.mohp.gov.eg

Name:

Pharmacy Law No. 127/1955

Published Authority:

Egyptian Drug Authority

Date:

NA

Internet Link:

www.eda.mohp.gov.eg/Download/Docs/Pharmacy_law.pdf

Publisher Website:

www.eda.mohp.gov.eg

Name:

Suppression Deception and Fraud Law No.48/ 1941

Published Authority:

Egyptian Drug Authority

Date:

NA

Internet Link:

www.eda.mohp.gov.eg/Download/Docs/Law%20of%20Suppression%20Deception%20And%20Fraud.pdf

Publisher website:

www.eda.mohp.gov.eg

Facts and stats

  • Though Egypt is not a major international producer of illicit drugs, Cannabis and opium poppies are grown in limited areas of the country.
  • Egypt is also a significant transit country for illegal narcotics on their way to Europe.
  • The most commonly seized drug in the country is Cannabis, in a variety of forms. In the first three quarters of 2011, more than 52,000kg of Cannabis were seized by anti-drug authorities in Egypt. In addition to this, close to 70 acres of illicit cannabis plantations were destroyed.
  • Synthetic designer drugs are also rife in Egypt, and during the first three quarters of 2011 more than 45million psychotropic pills were seized.
  • As a large-scale producer of cold medicines, Egypt is a major importer of Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine, important precursor chemicals for the production of the drug Methamphetamine. It is feared that these chemicals may be being diverted to illicit drug laboratories.
  • Research by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime suggests that approximately 0.44% 0f 15-64 year olds in the country use opiate drugs, while 0.5% take amphetamines.
  • 6.2% of 15-64 year old Egyptians are estimated to use Cannabis.
  • 50.1% of those seeking treatment for drug abuse are estimated to do so for Cannabis use. 42.7% do so for opiate/opioid drug addiction.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

National Council for Combating and Treating Addiction (NCCTA)

Type:

Governmental

Address & Contact:

NA

Website:

NA

The National Council for Combating and Treating Addiction (NCCTA) is a governmental body responsible for programmes to reduce demand for illicit drugs in Egypt. It was first established in 1986, and today its primary activities are training drug treatment and rehabilitation workers and mounting drug awareness campaigns.


Freedom Drugs & HIV Programme

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

1 Nabil Wakad,
Doki
Giza
Website: NA

The Freedom Drugs and HIV/ Aids Programmes focuses on addiction treatment/ rehabilitation, and the prevention of drug abuse and HIV infection. According to the United Nations of Drugs and Crime (www.unodc.org/ngo/showSingleDetailed.do?req_org_uid=22260 ), the organisation reaches around 1000 homeless street addicts every year, and many tens of thousands benefit from the group's activities.

The General Egyptian Association for Prevention of Alcoholism and Combat of Narcotics

Type:

Non-Governmental

Address & Contact:

157 Mohamed Ali Street
Cairo
Website: NA

The General Egyptian Association for Prevention of Alcoholism is a Cairo-based NGO working in drug awareness and prevention. They primarily carry out awareness activities at schools and universities.


PRIDE/ Special Clinic Egypt

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

23 Ibrahim Bey Takla
Rode El Farag
11231
Cairo

Website:

NA

PRIDE/ Special Clinic Egypt is an NGO working in a variety of anti-drug areas, including prevention, research, rehabilitation, treatment and counselling.