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Interactives

Take time to experience some of our interactive features. Theses include games, tests and other tools to improve your substance abuse knowledge.

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Publications

Browse through our knowledge base of papers, surveys, fact sheets and other publications on substance abuse in Jamaica.

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View videos and other multimedia productions produced for the NCDA. These videos may also be viewed on Youtube.com.

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Glossary

Become acquainted with terms and words related to substance abuse within Jamaica and the rest of the world with our glossary.

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The United Nations' (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is commemorated on June 26 each year.

The purpose of the day is 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 National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA)  joins with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of National Security to focus the nation's attention on the negative effects of Drugs and Crime on the country.

The Theme for 2012 is "Drugs and Crime as a threat to National Development"

The United Nations General Assembly on Drugs and Crime in a background document on the celebrations, indicate that  "criminal influence and money are having a significant impact on the livelihoods and quality of life of citizens, most particularly the poor, women and children."

Transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is of growing concern for all countries, they are concerned particularly for illicit trade's broad impact on development. Drug trafficking has particularly severe implications because of the vast illegal profits it generates.  In several drug production and transit regions, criminal groups undermine state authority and the rule of law by fuelling corruption, compromising elections, and hurting the legitimate economy.

The impact of drugs and crime also directly impacts on countries socially as potential of victimization can encourage skilled labor to leave, and also restrict the productivity of those who remain through the threat of victimization. Drugs and crime also undermine development by driving away business. Both foreign and domestic investors see crime as a sign of social instability, and crime drives up the cost of doing business. Tourism is a sector especially sensitive to crime issues. Drugs and crime, moreover, undermine the ability of the state to promote development by destroying the trust relationship between the people and the state, and undermining democracy and confidence in the criminal justice system.

The agencies in Jamaica will be using every opportunity to focus local attention on these issues on June 26.

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Tobacco Use Rising Among Jamaican Adolescents!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 03:31

 We have just completed a National Youth Survey.  What we found may surprise you!                

Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:00

  Do We Have a Drug Problem?   Community Perceptions of Substance Misuse in Jamaica

Thursday, 01 May 2014 04:07

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

Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:52

The 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...

Thursday, 07 November 2013 01:59

Friday - November 1  Final Day for Applications for the Youth Lifestyle Leader Award Sunday - November 3 National Church Service St. Ann New Testament

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 02:18

Friday, 23 August 2013 02:37

 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...

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:19

The 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. 

Friday, 28 June 2013 02:57

READ Junior : Making a Difference in the Nations' Children  

Friday, 28 June 2013 02:37

   Jamaica Observes World Drug Day 2013.  International Day on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Thursday, 27 June 2013 17:04

   A new high....

Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:47

The Jamaican War Against Drugs.       In our own backyard we have been engaged in our own war to stop the illicit trafficking and drug abuse. Drug production and...

Thursday, 27 June 2013 16:01

June 26 is International Day Aganist Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 03:05

Is the TOBACCO Industry MANIPULATING YOU? Ban Tobacco Advertizing, Promotion and Sponsorship  

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 14:08

World No Tobacco Day   31 May 2013

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