About Us

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.


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.