Drug Awareness Month 2012

Please join us for any or all of the following events across the island. DATE EVENT VENUE Sunday, November 4 Eastern Region  Church Service Mona Baptist Church Wedneday, November 7 Editor’s Forum Gleaner Head Office Monday, November 12 Launch of the READ Junior (age 5-7)  programme Medallion Hall Hotel Saturday, November 17 Western Region Church … Read more

Under 18?

NCDA set to launch Under Aged Drinking Campaign! The National Council on Drug Abuse is taking its responsibility to build awareness about the dangers of underage drinking seriously! The Council has recently embarked on a joint media campaign with the Ministry of Health HIV/STI programme to address the twin evils of alcohol abuse and risky sexual … Read more

Adolescent Smoking on the Rise

Adolescent Smoking on the Rise… Are the dangers known? Since 2001, the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) has conducted the Global Youth Tobacco Survey. The data has shown a steady increase in the use of and exposure to tobacco among our youth. There was a 10% increase from 2001 to 2010 in the number … Read more

Integrated Demand Reduction

  Integrated demand Reduction is the foundation principle for the operation of the Jamaican Drug Council.  This integrated approach has involvement from the community, the education systems, heath sector, legal reform and economic projects to address substance abuse.    Click here to read/download the material  

We Don’t Dope

‘Doping’ is the word used in sport when athletes use prohibited substances or methods to unfairly improve their sporting performance.  These substances are called performance enhancing drugs and falls in the drug classification that include anabolic steriods.   The use of performance enhancement drugs is an ongoing problem in sports. The most common drugs used are steroids … Read more

Poverty & Drug Abuse

  One of the most popular stereotypes about drug use is that it is more prevalent among the poor.  This is not completely true however as the lack of money itself does not seem to be associated with drug use. The relationship is complex and causation of poverty is multifaceted. Features of poverty include; low-status and … Read more

June 26 World Drug Day

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 … Read more

NCDA gets a new Board

The following persons are appointed to serve as the Board of Management for the National Council on Drug Abuse for a period of three (3) years with effect from April 30, 2012 to April 29, 2015. Dr. Wendel Abel (CHAIRMAN)Community Health & Psychiatry University Hospital of the West IndiesMona Dr. Winston De La HayeMedical Association … Read more