Smoke Free Spaces

  The National Council on Drug Abuse and its partners organized a celebration of July 15 as the day the ban against smoking in public places came into effect. The Kingston event was held in Mandella Park and featured an outside broadcast with morning HITZ host Jenny Jenny, flash mob dances, organized marches, information distribution and exhibitions.  The Minister … Read more

Jamaica Observes World Drug Day 2013

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking falls on June 26 each year to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. This day is supported by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world. The Ministry of National Security and the National Council on Drug … Read more

New High in Life

Today, there is an alarming new drug problem; demand has soared for substances not under international control. New psychoactive substances (NPS) have been known in the market by terms such as “designer drugs”, “legal highs”, “herbal highs”, “bath salts”, “research chemicals”, “laboratory reagents”. To promote clear terminology on this issue, UNODC only uses the term … Read more

World Drug Day 2013

   June 26 is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking! This day brings a global focus to issues surrounding drug abuse and its dangers to humanity.  These anniversaries stimulate reflection on the effectiveness, and the limitations, of drug policy between and within countries.  The UN General Assembly recognizes that despite continued and increased … Read more

NCDA Goes to Florida

The National Council on Drug Abuse was invited to participate in the Pilot Training of Trainers: Training and Certification Programme for Drug and Violence Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation.  The training was held at Miami Dadeland Hotel, Miami Florida, February 4 – 8, 2013. The programme is referred to as PROCCER – a Spanish acronym for … Read more