Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (Download PDF)

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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is implementing “Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse” providing financial assistance to Non-Governmental Organisations, Panchayati Raj Institutions, and Urban Local Bodies for Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCAs) and composite integrated services for the rehabilitation of the addicts.

Image of Real Burden of Child Drug Abuse In India

Image of Real Burden of Child Drug Abuse In India

Image of Real Burden of Child Drug Abuse In India

Schemes Details

  • IRCAs responsible for preventive education and awareness generation programmes in their neighborhood, educational institutions, workplace, and slums.

  • Sensitize the community on impact of addiction

  • Provide professional help for treatment.

  • Ministry setup a National Toll Free Drug de-addiction Helpline No. 1800 - 11 - 0031 on 7th January, 2015 to help the victims of drug abuse, their family & society at large. The helpline is operational 24x7 since March 2017.

Drug Abuse in India

  • The last National Survey on the extent, pattern, and trend of drug abuse was sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in 2000 - 2001 and report published in 2004.

  • About 732 lakh in India are users of alcohol and drugs. Of these 87 lakh used Cannabis, 20 lakh used opiates, and 625 lakh were users of Alcohol.

  • Ministry in August 2016 assigned the conducting of National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India to National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

  • Aim of the new survey is to provide national and State-level estimates of proportion and absolute number of substance use disorders.

What Us Drug Abuse?

  • Drug abuse is an extreme desire to obtain, and use, increasing amounts of one or more substances including alcohol and cigarettes.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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