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Rapid Situation Assessment of Drug Abuse in Maldives

  • Author: UN, ESCAP
  • Publication date: December 2003
  • Page count: 92
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 03.II.F.44

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Drug abuse has emerged only recently in the Republic of Maldives and is not widespread. In 1997, the government established the Narcotics Control Board (NCB) and a drug rehabilitation center to contain the drug problem. With the assistance of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) a Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) of drug use was conducted to obtain information such as the prevalence of drug use, the types of drugs used and the social characteristics of drug users. The results of this assessment are presented in this report.