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Launch of Drug Free Campaign 2015 coinciding with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2015

The Drug Free campaign 2015 was launched on June 26, 2015 coinciding with the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The campaign was themed ‘‘Together we can: Happiness

Celebrating the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

The Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency (BNCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), the World Health Organization Country Office (WHO) and other relevant stakeholders observed the World No Tobacco Day, 2015 at the Youth Development Fund hall under the theme: “Stop illicit trade of Tobacco products’’.

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Task force meeting for Drafting Tobacco Control Rules and Regulations 2015

A three day task force meeting from 3rd to 5th June, 2015 was held at Tashi Namgay Resort in Paro involving members from relevant stakeholders to review the existing provisions and to develop a draft

Assessment of Pharmaceuticals Drugs in Bhutan

Bhutan Narcotics Control Agency in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has organized a daylong meeting to assess the pharmaceutical drug abuse in Bhutan on the 27th of May, 2015 with the relevant stakeholders.

ToT on UPC

 

The first cycle of the Training of Bhutanese National Trainers on Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance use (UPC): Introduction to Prevention Science and Physiology & Pharmacology for

Visit of Mr. Kinley Dorji, Secretary General, Colombo Plan

visit of secretary general

Mr. Kinley Dorji, Secretary General of the Colombo Plan visited Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency on 19th May 2015

BNCA and It’s Objective

The Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency (BNCA) was established in 2006 following the enactment of the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse Act in 2005. It functions as the secretariat to the Narcotic Control Board and is the nodal agency of the Government for all matters related to narcotics drugs, psychotropic substances and substance abuse.

Divisions

To enhance the drug demand reduction services, such as awareness building on the ill effects of drugs, treatment and rehabilitation, and harm reduction activities, the following strategies are used with the help from the Stakeholders:

  • Enhancing public education and advocacy services
  • Strengthening school/institute-based anti drug programmes and activities
  • Enhancing access to out-reach services like drop-in centres and rehabilitation centres
  • Enhancing access to treatment, detoxification and after-care services