Ministry of Health Belize


Apr 21st
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National Drug Abuse Control Council Plan 2009 - 2011


Strengthen the capacity of NDACC as a lead Agency in the prevention and control of drug abuse

We plan to:

  • Provide each office with adequate equipment including vehicle
  • Provide all staff members adequate training
  • Provide the Council an adequate administrative and technical structure

Provide comprehensive School and Community Programs based on drug education for drug abuse prevention and control

We plan to:

  • Provide an integrated drug abuse prevention and control content and methodology into the curriculum at all education levels
  • Provide quality education and prevention programs in schools and the community
  • Provide adequate training to school administrators, teachers, counselors and the community in drug abuse prevention and education
Integrate an effective management and Supervisory Board to oversee, monitor, evaluates and certifies Rehabilitation Center

We plan to:

  • Provide holistic care to drug and alcohol dependents utilizing the Standard of Care for management and follow-up treatment centers
  • Certify hospitals and rehabilitation centers as centers that perform quality assurance functions
  • Promote adequate standards of care for treatment centers
  • Establish and provide support for reintegration into society of former substance abusers
  • Maintain excellent communication with the treatment centers by providing adequate information and support

Strengthen the legal framework to reform the existing Drug Act

We plan to:

  • Provide a comprehensive and appropriate legal reform framework for drug abuse
  • Provide minor drug related offenders a Drug Court to handle their cases

Integration of Law Enforcement Agency as supply reduction

We plan to:

  • Improve relationship with Law enforcement agencies and NDACC
  • Provide adequate specialized training in drug prevention and drug education to law enforcement agencies

Strengthen the area of research and information towards having adequate and informed information for decision making, proper planning and adequate utilization of resources

We plan to:


  • Provide a database of information in relation to surveys.  This will assist planners in developing effective programs based on the needs of the community
  • Provide drug related data regarding:
  1. Number of institutions involved in supply and demand reduction
  2. Consumption rates by sex, age, type of drug and demand
  3. Efficiency of programs implemented by each strategic area