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National Council on drug abuse
Who Are We?

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is the premier substance prevention hub in the Caribbean Region and is the agency mandate by the Government of Jamaica to provide quality and accurate public education and drug prevention programme on Substance use and misuse throughout the island working towards a Happy Healthy Drug Free Jamaica.

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National Council on Drug Abuse

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) in Jamaica was established in 1983 as a voluntary non- profit organization. The enactment bill of 1991 vested the body with the power to formulate and develop plans and projects for the prevention of drug abuse, its abatement and rehabilitation of drug abuse victims. In 1984, the Drug Abuse Secretariat was established to assist the Council in carrying out the administrative tasks necessary to fulfill its mandate.

 

MISSION

 

Our mission is to make Jamaica a better place to live through the elimination of licit and illicit substance misuse by delivering research driven public education, prevention and treatment programmes. 

Services

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Presentations & Exhibitions

Conduct public awareness sessions to the population through a national speaker's bureau. We can speak on substance use issues from a national, regional & international perspective.

Prevention Programming

Design and deliver resistance skill building prevention programmes for children, youth, communities and families that will increase protective factors for drug use and misuse

Drug Testing

Our staff are trained to collect and test body fluids for the presence of various substances. Drug tests are done for individuals and organizations. Employee Assistance programmes are available

Drug Counselling

Community based individual, group and family treatment is offered, to identify and manage the underlying factors for drug use. In-school and workplace treatment programmes are available

Research & Publications

Regular surveillance and analysis of trends on substance use by parish and nationally is conducted. Data is available to all levels of researchers upon request

Policy Development

We provide technical assistance in the development of school and workplace policies and drug testing protocols to ensure a safe and litigation free environment.

Specialized Drug Training

We offer specialized training programmes in substance use prevention and treatment to other professionals. Many of these training programmes are internationally certified

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Programmes

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R.E.A.D.

Resistance Education Against Drugs (R.E.A.D) is a series of selective prevention programmes that targets ages 5-17 with life skills including decision making, problem-solving and coping skills. Emotional intelligence is built through practice in self-awareness and emotions management.

STRIVE

STRIVE is another selective prevention programme. It targets 11-15 year olds who belong to a demographic that increases their risk for drug use. It explores the consequences of substance abuse as well as risky sexual behaviour. It builds skills in conflict management and resistance skills. STRIVE has a component to train peer leaders in institutions to support programme sustainability.

Talk Di Truth

#TaIkDiTruth #FutureComeFirst is a universal high school initiative. The programme was developed in response to the de- criminalization of ganja in Jamaica, it is designed as a peer led programme for students to discuss the pros and cons of ganja. It presents facts on ganja and teaches use by students. decision making skills,

Squeaky Clean

Operation Lighthouse

Step Up

Tek it to Dem

Drug Court

Wise Up

Important Stats

40%


Alcohol Use
Alcohol continues to be the drug most widely used in Jamaica. Approximately 40% of the population - that's 4 in 10 people report that they currently use alcohol.

11%


Tobacco
11% of the population reported current use of cigarettes. The prevalence among males was 17% while for females it was 5%.

16%


Ganja Use
Overall, 16% of the population currently use ganja. Use of ganja is significantly higher among males than females (27% Males 5% Females)

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“I remember it like it was yesterday. Partially, I blame myself, but I also know that he wasn’t in the best shape because he was drinking.” He was my best friend; my brother and we grew up together. We had our first drink together and got our first girlfriends around the same time. He was the charmer, so he taught me how. Every New Year’s Eve we would plan out our future – our success, our children and lives with our wives, but this year was different. We had an argument about a girl and our New Year’s tradition was called off. He decided to go to a party, and I stayed home. I didn’t hear from him, but I didn’t take it as much. We all know when brother argue we may not speak for a day or so. So, I went around the road to another friend’s house and then walked back home. I walked through the door and my mother and father were sitting in the living room, waiting on me. The look on their faces I can still remember; then “we need to talk” my mother said. Naturally, my response was “hey I didn’t do it” but she didn’t laugh. She said, “Alex died last night, he went to the party, had a little too much to drink and got in an accident on his way home”. To this day, 6 years later, I remember all of our plans for ourselves and our future families. But more so, I remember the choices that we made then that will now forever be a part of the life that I now live and the life that Alex lived. What have I learned? That, that one drink can cost a life or more. That we need to be more responsible for our lives and the people that are around us. That the wrong choice can be our last. That we don’t drink and drive! Name Changed International studies have shown an increase in the number of young people killed in traffic accidents due to excessive alcohol use. . If you plan on drinking this weekend, don't become a statistic. . Don't drink and drive and have a designated driver.

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