National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR)

In accordance with the spirit of United Nations Conventions and the existing of NDPS act and NDPS policy, 2012 a National action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) has been formulated and implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India for the year 2018 to 2025 which aims at reduction of adverse consequences of drug abuse through a multi-pronged strategy involving education, deaddiction and rehabilitation of affected individuals and families.

The objectives of NAPDDR are as follows:

1. Create awareness and educate people about the ill-effects of drugs, and bring down the discrimination and stigmatisation of addicts to rehabilitate them back to society.

2. Sensitization programmes in colleges and schools through community-based peer-led interactions & intervention programmes for vulnerable adolescents and youth.

3. It also includes focused intervention programmes in vulnerable districts to reduce the demand for addictive substances and promoting collective initiatives and self-help endeavour among individuals and groups vulnerable to addiction or found at risk.

4. Enable research, documentation, training, innovation and gathering of relevant data to bolster the above-mentioned objectives.

5. Develop human resources and build capacity of multiple stakeholders.

6. Provide community-based services for the identification, motivation, counselling, de-addiction, aftercare and rehabilitation for Whole Person Recovery (WPR) of addicts.

7. Frame and execute comprehensive guidelines, programmes & schemes using a multi-agency approach for drug demand reduction.

8. Address all forms of drug abuse by undertaking drug demand reduction efforts at the state and district level.

9. Alleviate the consequences of drug dependence amongst individuals, family and society at large.