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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Hope Trust rehabilitation and research centre for alcohol & drug addiction, Hyperbad

Specialities:

Holistic approach to rehabilitation from addiction which addresses physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of the patient’s recovery programme and includes traditional Indian practices including meditation and yoga.

Contact/ address:

# 35 C, M.L.A Colony
Road No.12
Banjara Hills, Hyperbad
- 500 034 (Andhra Pradesh)
India

Tel: +91 83746 01855 / +91 78930 03070
Email: info@hopetrustindia.com
Website: www.hopetrustindia.com/index.html

Description:

A 30-bed addiction treatment and rehabilitation centre established in 2002 which has a high international reputation and was named by Readers Digest as one of the top five Indian rehabilitation centres in 2007. An holistic approach to rehabilitation combined with the highest standards and protocols.


Cadabam’s rehabilitation centre

Specialities:

Individualised programmes for patients, the provision of a calming environment for recovery and support and accommodation form addicts and their families.

Contact/ address:

CADABAM'S Group Gulakamale Village,Near Kaggalipura, 17th Mile Kanakapura Road,Post Taralu,Bangalore-560082. Tel: +91 - 9611194949 Email: info@cadabams.org Website: http://www.cadabams.org

Description:

Established in 1992, the Cadabam’s institute provides psychiatric nursing and rehabilitation from addiction. The institute aims to provide a ‘home away from home’ in its provision of care and rehabilitation, to protect its patients dignity and offer a bespoke programme of care according to specific need.


Drug Abuse Information Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Mumbai

Specialities:

Four pronged approach to rehabilitation from addiction that focuses on long-term abstinence from drugs and offers life skills development for lifelong sobriety.

Contact/ address:

D.A.I.R.R.C
H-Block, 1st Floor,
Sitaram Building,Palton Road,
Mumbai - 400 001,
India.
Tel: 0091-22-22691484/ 0091-22-22611650
Website: www.dairrc.com

Description:

Pioneering drug rehabilitation centre in Mumbai with over twenty years experience in the understanding and treatment of addiction to a wide variety of legal and illegal drugs. Has a success ratio of 85% of those that complete its programmes.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Narcotics Control Bureau – Government of India

Contact/ address:

Narcotics Control Bureau New Delhi Ministry of Home Affairs West Block No.1 Wing No.V R.K. Puram New Delhi 1100066 Tel: 26172089 (Director General)Email: narcoticsbureau@nic.in

Other Zonal Office contacts available at www.narcoticsindia.nic.in/contactus.htm

Website:

www.narcoticsindia.nic.in

The Narcotics Control Bureau was set up in 1986 in order to implement and fight the violation of India’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985. Since 1988 it has also aimed to act upon the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, passed that year. The passing of these Acts fulfilled India’s obligations under international treaties on illegal drugs and their trafficking. The bureau draws its officers from the Indian Revenue Service or IRS.

The NCB has its headquarters in India’s capital city, New Delhi and has regional (or ‘zonal’) offices in Mumbai, Indore, Kolkata, Varanasi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarah, Jodhpur, Jammu, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru and Imphal. The Narcotics Control Bureau is affiliated with India’s Department of Revenue or Ministry of Finance, which holds the responsibility for administering the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

The NCB aims to combat drug trafficking across the country and in doing so works in close co-operation with various national government agencies including Customs and Central Excise, Income Tax, the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Indian Police Service and the Central Intelligence Bureau. The NCB also gives training and provides resources to India’s law enforcement personnel in the fight against drug trafficking and monitors the country’s borders in relation to smuggling activity.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

Name:

Drug Policy in India: Compounding Harm?

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

The Beckley Foundation

Date:

October 2005

Internet link:

www.beckleyfoundation.org/pdf/BriefingPaper_10.pdf

Publisher website:

www.beckleyfoundation.org

Name:

Drug Prevention Treatment and Care

Type:

Preventative

Published Authority:

UNODC

Date:

2009

Internet link:

www.unodc.org/southasia/en/topics/frontpage/2009/drug-prevention.html

Publishers website:

www.unodc.org/southasia/en/index.html

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985

Published Authority:

Narcotics Control Bureau Government of India

Date:

16th September 1985

Internet link:

narcoticsindia.nic.in/NDPSACT.htm (information resource)

Publisher Website:

india.gov.in/allimpfrms/allacts/2482.pdf

Name:

Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1988

Published Authority:

Narcotics Control Bureau Government of India

Date:

6th September 1988

Internet Link:

narcoticsindia.nic.in/NDPSACT.htm (information resource)

Publisher Website:

www.gujhealth.gov.in/images/pdf/legis/prevention-of-illicit-traffic-in.pdf

Facts and stats

  • It is estimated that around 50% of the world’s opium used for the production of morphine, codeine, narcotine, thebaine and papaverine for the pharmaceutical industry originates in India.
  • India is, partly thanks to its burgeoning legal opium production industry, a major hub for illicit opium production.
  • According to the National Survey on Extent, Pattern and Trends of Drug Misuse in India the most popular drug taken by 12-18 year olds was alcohol , which accounted for 21% of the overall responses related to drug consumption.
  • Out of all 12-18 year olds who responded to the above survey, 3% claimed to have tried cannabis and 0.7% confessed to consuming opium or an opium derivative, with all other illicit drugs accounting for 3.6%.
  • Cannabis use has a long history in India, with the holy Hindu text the Arthava Veda naming it as one of the ‘five sacred plants’.
  • There are three types of cannabis most popularly consumed in India. ‘Bhang’ is the name given to the leaves and tips of the marijuana plant, which is usually infused in hot water and drunk as a tea. Leaves and plants tops which are smoked is commonly referred to as ‘ganja’ and ‘charis’ or ‘hashish’ is the name given to the extracted resin of the marijuana plant leaves which may also be smoked or ingested.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Azad India Foundation

Type:

Non-governmental

Address/ contact:


Line Mohalla
Kishanganj-855107
Bihar

Tel: 06456-222483
Email: aif_org@yahoo.co.in
Website: www.azadindia.org

The Azad India Foundation is a non-profit organisation concerned with the health and social welfare of Indian women and girl children.


Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN)

Type:

Governmental

Address/ contact:

19, The Mall,
Morar Gwalior 474 006
Madhya Pradesh
India

Tel: (91) (751) 2368121
Email: narcom@sancharnet.in
Website: www.cbn.nic.in

The Central Bureau of Narcotics is responsible for the supervision of opium poppy cultivation in India across 22 districts. It prevents the cultivation of opium for illicit use, issues licences for the production of legal synthetic narcotic drugs and upholds the conventions relating to the UN Convention on Narcotic drugs of 1961.


Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation

Type:

Governmental

Address/ contact:

Central Drugs Standard Control Organization Directorate General of Health Services Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India FDA Bhavan, ITO Kotla Road New Delhi -110002 Tel: 91-11-23236965 / 23236975 Email: dci@nb.nic.in

Website:

www.cdsco@nic.in

The CDSO regulates the production of drugs and cosmetics in the country. It licenses the manufacture of legal drugs, regulates clinical research, regulates the standards of imported drugs, gives guidance on technical matters pertaining to the manufacture and research of drugs and supervises the use of narcotic drugs in medicinal formulations. It also issues licenses to regulate drug testing laboratories and oversees the investigation and prosecution of those deemed to transgress the legal parameters for drug manufacture, testing and distribution.