The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. NACADA was established by the NACADA Act of 2012 (CAP 121B) of the Laws of Kenya. Broadly, NACADA[...] Date Posted: 28 Apr 2017
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) was established vide an Act of Parliament in July 2012, and mandated to coordinate a multi-sectoral effort aimed at preventing, controlling and mitigating the impact of alcohol and drug abus[...] Date Posted: 09 Dec 2016
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About National Authority For The Campaign Against Alcohol And Drug Abuse (NACADA)
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) was established by an Act of Parliament on 24th July, 2012.
The Authority’s main focus is on demand reduction, which involves providing preventive education, public awareness, life skills, treatment, rehabilitation and psycho-social support to the general public. It also contributes towards supply suppression through policy formulation and capacity building.
The history of NACADA goes back to 1996 with the creation of the Inter-Ministerial Drugs Coordinating Committee under Gazette Notice of 12th July 1996. The Committee was chaired by Solicitor General while the Attorney General’s office provided the Secretariat.
Through a Gazette Notice of 26th April, 2001, the National Agency for the Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NACADA) was institutionalized under the Ministry of Provincial Administration and Internal Security to initiate a public education campaign against drug abuse especially among the youth in schools and other learning institutions until May 2006 when His Excellency the President established a NACADA Advisory Board that now governs the Authority’s operations.
In strengthening the country’s response, the Agency was transformed to the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse Authority (NACADA Authority) under the State Corporations Act through Legal Notice No. 140 published in the Kenya Gazette of 29th June 2007.
Additional responsibilities that the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse Act, 2012 gives NACADA are:
Licensing and regulating operations of rehabilitation facilities;
Facilitating the development and operation of rehabilitation facilities, and ensure that quality services are provided to persons suffering from substance use disorders;
Preparing, publishing and submitting an alcohol and drug abuse control status report bi-annually to both Houses of Parliament through the Cabinet Secretary.
Assisting and support County Governments in developing and implementing policies, laws and plans of action on control of drug abuse.
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