Address: 2-6 Melmac Avenue, Kingston 5
Telephone: (876) 926-9002-4
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The NCDA has the following functions:

  1. Review and monitor the conditions in Jamaica with respect to drugs which are being or which appearĀ  to be misused with likely harmful effects to constitute a social problem;

  2. Undertake, subject to the approval of the Minister, the measures to be taken for preventing the misuse of drugs or for dealing with any social problems connected with the misuse of such drugs;

  3. Consider matters concerning drug use and abuse and to advise thereon.

The NCDA may make recommendations on measures, which in its opinion ought to be taken in order to:

  1. Research the availability of drugs or supervising the arrangements for their supply;

  2. Alleviate conditions which lead to demand for such drugs;

  3. Enable persons affected by the misuse of drugs to obtain proper advice, and for securing the provision of proper facilities and services for the treatment, rehabilitation and after-care of such persons;

  4. Promote co-operation between professional and community services which in the opinion of the Council may assist in dealing with social problems connected with the abuse of drugs;

  5. Educate the public (in particular minors) concerning the dangers of misusing or abusing drugs and for publicizing such dangers;

  6. Promote research into or otherwise obtaining information concerning, any matter which in the opinion of the Council is relevant in preventing the misuse or abuse of drugs or dealing with any connected social problem;

  7. Consider such matters which are incidental to the proper control of the use of drugs;

  8. Act, perform, and enter into any transactions necessary or incidental to the proper performance of its functions;

Director of Field Services
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pmFriday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Council On Drug Abuse
Government of Jamaica