National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for 2018-2025

  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated and is implementing a National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) for 2018-2025.
  • The Plan aims at reduction of adverse consequences of drug abuse through a multi-pronged strategy.
  • The activities under the NAPDDR, inter-alia,
    • include awareness generation programmes in schools/colleges/Universities,
    • workshops/seminars/ with parents,
    • Community based peer led interactions intervention programmes for vulnerable adolescent and youth in the community, provisioning of treatment facilities and capacity building of service providers.
  • Also initiated focused intervention programmes in vulnerable districts across the country with an aim to increase community participation and public cooperation in the reduction of demand for dependence-producing substances and promote collective initiatives.
  • The Ministry has launched Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan in 272 most affected districts with focus on institutional support, community outreach and awareness generation.
  • These districts are identified based on inputs from Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and findings of Comprehensive National Survey done by Ministry.

       Abhiyaan Action Plan has the following components:-

  • Awareness generation programmes in the community and Youth in particular.
  • Focus on Higher Educational institutions, University Campuses and Schools.
  • Community outreach and identification of dependent population.
  • Focus on Treatment facilities in Hospital settings.
  • Capacity Building Programmes for Service Providers.