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Volunteer2016The National Council on Drug Abuse in partnership with Juici Beef will honour its' Partners and Pioneers in a ceremony to be held on November 24, 2016 at Clarendon Park. 

Read more: NCDA Honours Volunteers

 

Pop Up    Drug Awareness Month 2016 will feature islandwide Pop-Up Information/Refreshment tents across the country.  See where we will pop up next.....

Read more: DAM 2016

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Smoke Free Spaces ... Healthy Places
In commemoration of internationally celebrated World No Tobacco Day, this year, the NCDA will co-ordinate a signature drive campaign encouraging persons to say Thank you for Smoke Free Spaces!

 

 

Read more: WNTD 2014

ncda iawardsThe Agency found pleasure in celebrating the leaders that inspired, influenced and impacted the area of substance misuse in Jamaica in a profound and lasting manner. The celebration was held on November 30, 2013 at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston

Read more: I Awards Ceremony

tips for parents Are you ready to ready to send your kids back to school?  In the preparation of bags and books and uniforms, remember to prepare them to resist drug use.  That means you have some homework to do.....

Read more: NCDA Goes Back to School

IMG 0364The National Council on Drug Abuse and its partners organized a celebration of July 15 as the day ban against smoking in public places came into effect. 

Read more: Smoke Free Spaces

billboard_tIn the World Health Organization’s Global Survey on Alcohol and Health (2008), the five-year trend of under-age drinking showed that out of 73 responding countries, 71% indicated an increase in under-age drinking patterns. Local and regional trends reflect this reality

Read more: Under Aged Drinking Campaign Launched

drinkingfactsIn Jamaica, alcohol is the most abused drug. Access to alcohol among Jamaican youth appears to be unencumbered despite the fact that it is illegal to sell alcohol to adolescents that are 18 years or younger...

Read more: Straight Drinking Facts

news20080101_tThe Minister of Health and Environment, Honourable Rudyard Spencer, launched Jamaica's first Integrated Community Clinics on Tuesday, January 28, 2008 at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston. The ten (10) community centres will serve....

Read more: NCDA Community Clinics Launched

news20080102The Optimist Clubs of Caymanas, North Portmore, Kensington, Spanish Town, North St. Catherine, Eltham and Braeton are working on a joint drug prevention initiative with the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA).....

Read more: Optimists Onboard

news20080103_tAn estimated 666,000 persons in Jamaica have problems related to alcohol abuse and over two thirds of Jamaican adolescents have experimented with alcoholic beverages. Alcohol abuse is directly associated with several deleterious physical.....

Read more: Alcohol & Billboard Advertising

news200800201Jamaica is the only Caribbean country to conduct the Global Health Professional Students Survey (GHPSS). The NCDA is conducting the study with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Centres for Diseases.....

Read more: NCDA Takes on Tobacco Study

news20090101_tJamaica is the only Caribbean country to conduct the Global Health Professional Students Survey (GHPSS). The NCDA is conducting the study with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Centres for Diseases.....

Read more: NCDA Recruits Youngest Volunteers Ever

news20090102The NCDA's new project transports homeless persons on a daily basis to established centres so that they can get a bath, meal, first aid and testing. Arrangements are in place for testing of blood samples at the Comprehensive Health Centre.

Read more: Tek It To Dem

news2010062601Jamaica joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day against Illicit Trafficking and Drug Abuse on June 26, 2010. Under the theme, Think Health...not drugs, countries that are signatories to several international anti-drug conventions will focus on the twin problems of drug abuse and illicit trafficking

Read more: Stamp out Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

news2010062603Research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found that the same brain mechanism that fuels drug addiction in humans may accompany the emergence of compulsive eating. According to Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA...

Read more: Drug Abuse Linked to Obesity

news2010110101The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is raising the alarm that drug abuse may over-whelm national efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. During November, Drug Awareness Month, under the theme, "Stop and Think-Drugs not the Link"....

Read more: Drug Abuse Retards Nation Building

news20111101The Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Patrick Allen will declare November as Drug Awareness Month under the theme "You're sure to lose, if you abuse the booze.." This activity opens a new phase of Jamaica's antidrug prevention strategy aimed at reducing the national consumption of alcoholLink"....

Read more: You’re Sure to Lose, if You Abuse The Booze

devonsstoryMy name is Devon. I am a 31-year-old man who is fairly successful at his job, as successful as I want to be really. I have 2 beautiful children and one child on the way. My wife is wonderful ... most of the times.

Read more: Devon's True Story

seasonedspliffA ganja (marijuana) spliff peppered with crack cocaine is a "seasoned spliff" joint. The brand has been expanded to include "lizard tail" that adds mystique to the product. The marketers of illicit drugs in Jamaica are proffering embellishments.

Read more: The 'Seasoned Spliff' Market
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