NCDA Doing Good in the Neighbourhood

The National Council and Drug Abuse (NCDA) 3rd Annual Wellness and Information fair was held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter/Poor Relief Centre. This year, the agencies involved were Registrar General Department (RGD), Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL), National Insurance Scheme (NIS), National Solid Waste Management (NSWMA), HIV Mobile … Read more

NCDA Staff Member Dies at 50

The Drug Abuse Secretariat has lost a stalwart staff member Norman Washington Wiggan who died on March 13, 2013. He gave approximately 20 years of service to the agency. He was buried on April 6, 2013 at a celebratory service at William Knibb Memorial Church in Trelawny. Norman started his relationship with the National Council … Read more

Under Aged Drinking Campaign Launched

Background In 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. In Jamaica, alcohol continues to be the most commonly used drug among adolescents under … Read more

NHF Funds READ Junior

The NCDA has received J$5,539,000.00  from the National Health Fund (NHF) to support the implementaion of the READ Junior programme in schools across the island. The project is to run from October 2012 – September 2013.  Funding is received to develop a media campaign and linked intervention to deter drug abusing behaviour among Jamaican youth by … Read more