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