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Rehabilitation and Medical Centers

Iranian National Centre for Addiction Studies (INCAS)

Hospital Specialities:

Contact/ Address:

INCAS
Azarash Mokri
South Kargar
Tehran

Tel: +98 21 541 5225
Fax: +98 21 541 2232

Website: incas.tums.ac.ir/index.php?Lang=1

The Iranian National Centre for Addiction Studies carries out research in the field of addiction and provides detox, counselling, psychotherapy and other services.


Triangular Clinic & Rehabilitation Centre

Hospital Specialities:

Prison-based drug treatment and rehabilitation.

Contact/ Address:

Dr Parvis Afshar Rajayee Shar Prison Kraj City Tel: +98 261 44 36 773 Fax: +98 261 440 1003

Website:

www.iranprisons.ir

Works in drug treatment, harm reduction and HIV prevention.

National Narcotics Control Authorities

Name:

Drug Control Headquarters

Contact/ Address:

Drug Control Headquarters
26 North Naft Ave.
Zafar St.
Tehran

Tel: 98 21 2290 1220
Fax: 98 21 2290 1221
E-mail: riec@dchq.ir
Website: dchq.ir/html/

Iran's Drug Control Headquarters is the principal government agency responsible for counter-narcotic efforts in the country, and is headed by the President of Iran, who appoints an advisor and secretary-general to oversee the organisations operations. It coordinates the anti-drug activities of law enforcement and other agencies involved in drug prevention. In addition to this, each province of the country has its own Drug Control Council, the leadership of which is appointed by the head of the national Drug Control Headquarters.

The organisation focuses on demand reduction strategies to minimise the number of drug users, and on supply control measures, such as the targeting of illicit substance smuggling rings.

In recent years, Iran has established departments under the jurisdiction of the Drug Control Headquarters, relating to the prevention of drug abuse, treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts.

National Narcotics Control Strategies and Security Plans

NO DATA AVAILABLE ON NATIONAL CONTROL STRATEGIES.

Narcotics control regulations and laws

Name:

The Anti-Narcotics Law of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Published Authority:

Expediency council

Date:

8th November 1997

Internet Link:

www.unodc.org/enl/showDocument.do?documentUid=2511&country=IRA

Publisher website:

NA

Facts and stats

  • Iran is a major transit country for illicit narcotics. Heroin and other opiates from Afghanistan and Pakistan flow through the country on their way to other destinations in the region, in Europe and further afield.
  • The US State Department has estimated that more than 40% of the opium and opium derivatives produced in Afghanistan enters Iran.
  • In 2009, Iran had by far the most seizures of Heroin and illicit Morphine in the world. 41,065kg were seized in a single year – 41% of the world total.
  • Iran also had the highest seizure rates for raw opium in 2009. In that year 580,478kg of opium were seized – 89% of the world total.
  • 40% of opiate users in Iran consume raw opium. The remaining 60% predominantly use Heroin.
  • Iran has the second highest rate of opiate abuse in the world, at 2.26% of the population.
  • Opiates are responsible for the majority of drug related deaths in Iran, which are estimated to be at a rate of 91 per million people between 15 and 64 years old.
  • More than 20,000 people are known to have AIDS or HIV in Iran. It is estimated that intravenous drug use played a part in contracting the disease in 70% of cases.
  • Iran is also a significant producer of amphetamines and other stimulants in the Middle East region, with the emergence of large-scale illegal drug laboratories in the past decade.
  • More than 69,000kg of Hashish Cannabis resin was seized in Iran in 2009.
  • In 2008/09 it was estimated that there were 660,000 cases of drug treatment being provided in Iran. 83% of these were for opiate drugs, 2.6% for amphetamines, and 1.7% for Cannabis.

Governmental / Non-governmental Associations

Iranian Life Quality Improvement Association (ILIA)

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Iranian Life Quality Improvement Association
Emadavar Street
Shahid Avini Highway
Shahr Rey
Tehran

Tel: 55 0907 139 021
Fax: 55966191 021
Email: info@ilia-charity.ir
Website: www.Ilia-charity.ir

The Iranian Life Quality Improvement Associationaims to improve the living conditions of children living in poverty, including steps to prevent, reduce and treat drug addiction.


Iran Mental Health Allies Society

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Jamiyate Hamyarane SalamatRavane Ejtemaei Iran
191 Hedayat st.
North Saadi st. Tehran

Website:

NA

An NGO specialising in drug prevention, harm reduction and the prevention of HIV.

Narcotics Anonymous

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Narcotics Anonymous
30 Darbandi Avenue
Tajrish
Tehran

Email: secretary@na-iran.org
Website: http://www.nairan.org/

Based on similar organisations abroad, the Iran chapter of Narcotics Anonymous seeks to provide help and support to drug addicts. Its international parent organisation is active in approximately 130 countries, with more than 40,000 weekly meetings for recovering addicts taking place every week.


Rebirth

Type:

Non-governmental

Address & Contact:

Rebirth 1
st Floor
Zenuz Building
Vahdati st
Ashrafi Esfahani Blv
Sadeeghiye 2nd Square
Tehran

Tel: +9821 442 52000
Fax: +9821 442 5500 5

Email: Info@rebirth.ir.sms
Website: rebirth.ir/en/

Rebirth is a non-governmental organisation working in drug abuse prevention and treatment, harm reduction and drug demand reduction. Its activities include drug awareness and prevention programs, rehabilitation and counselling.