Research division collects information from the government and non-governmental agencies, civil societies, general public in order to asses and monitors the drug problem in the country and provides information for revision of the policies, to introduce new policies and for decision making.
(a) sub-section – formulate and review a national policy relating to the prevention and control of the abuse of dangerous drugs and to advise and make recommendations to the minister on such policy ;
(b) sub-section – call forsuch information and particulars from individuals, organizations, government departments and public corporations as may reasonably be necessary to exercise the powers of the Board ;
(f) sub-section – conduct and undertake research studies into the prevalence, etiology and legal, medical, social, cultural and economic implications of the abuse of dangerous drugs
Research division maintains Drug Abuse Monitoring System (DAMS) to determine the incidences, prevalence and characteristic of drug dependent persons, to monitor trends and patterns of drug abuse, identify “at-risk” groups in the population and for the implementation of early warning system.
Produces and publishes reports on drug abuse and drug related information to policy makers, service providers, services needed, facilitators, other national and international organizations (UNODC/WHO/SAARC/UNDP) for drug control activities and to asses and monitor the drug problem in the country.
Statistics pertaining to incidence, prevalence, and characteristics of drug users in connection with treatment facilities of arrest by the Police are collected and analyzed to monitor trends and patterns of drug use, to determine and describe ‘at risk’ groups in the population, to assess and evaluate existing treatment and rehabilitation and outreach programmes conducted by NDDCB.
Monitoring and evaluating of Drug prevention, Outreach and Treatment & Rehabilitation programme of the NDDCB/NGOs/Prisons for policy making and implementing.
Provide drug related information/reports to the International Narcotic Control Board, United Nations Office for Drugs and Crimes (UNODC, WHO and SAARC.
Conducting national & international law enforcement training programmes organized by the UNODC/NDDCB’
- Publications and sharing information
- Trend Analysis
- Data base management
- Training and knowledge dissemination
- Research studies and surveys
- International co-operation