The Legacy of ADIC-India ADIC-India was established in 1988 as the outcome of a State Level Seminar convened by the stalwarts of the Temperance Movement in Kerala Late Mrs. Lakshmi N. Menon (Former Union Minister for External Affairs, Govt of India), Late Mr. A. P. Udayabhanu (Veteran Social Worker, who has also served as the Chairman of the Kerala Government Prohibition Commission) and Mr. Johnson J. Edayaranmula (Social Activist & Founder General Secretary, Kerala State Youth Council for Prohibition), seeking pragmatic solutions in controlling and preventing the increasing menace of alcoholism and substance abuse in the country .…... (more)
WHO Landmark Resolution on Public Health Problems of Alcohol
The 58th World Health Assembly has called on WHO to intensify international collaboration in reducing public health problems caused by the harmful use of alcohol.
The hazardous and harmful use of alcohol has now become one of the most important risks to health: it is the leading risk factor in developing countries with low mortality rates and ranks third in developed countries, according to the World Health Report 2002. While alcohol use is deeply embedded...... (more)
First United Nations Global Road Safety Week
The First United Nations Global Road Safety Week, called by the United Nations General Assembly vide Resolution A/60/5, was observed from 23-29 April 2007. The Week, which focuses on young road users, was an historic opportunity to raise the issue of road traffic injuries to a higher level. During the week, hundreds of initiatives-Local, National, Regional and Global took place around the world. ADIC Road Safety Alliance (RSA) organized ….(more)
ADIC Road Safety Alliance (RSA) – Making a Difference
ADIC-India has been actively involving in Road Safety Campaigns for the past several years, particularly focusing on Drink Driving. As Road Safety has became a priority intervention area, ADIC decided to give more emphasis on the topic of “Road Safety” along with “Alcohol & Substance Abuse Intervention” and established the ADIC Road Safety Alliance (RSA). And within a short period, ADIC RSA was able to make significant contributions,. ……(more)
UNODC World Drug Report 2007 Recognizing the importance of comprehensive, factual and objective information in the field of international drug control, the UN General Assembly entrusted UNODC with the mandate to publish "comprehensive and balanced information about the world drug problem" in 1998. UNODC has published such assessments annually since 1999. The World Drug Report 2007 presents the most comprehensive statistical view of today's illicit drug situation. .....(more)
International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking 2007 As part of the Commemoration of the UN International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, a week-long campaign was organized in Kerala State by Alcohol & Drug Information Centre (ADIC)-India, 20-26 June 2007, in association with the Regional Office of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare - Govt. of India, the Kerala State Excise Staff Association and the Centre for Adolescents & Youth (CAY)-India........(more)
WHO ADIC India Training Kit on Alcohol & Substance Abuse Intervention Natural disasters including earthquakes, floods, cyclones and hurricanes and human-caused disasters like terrorism, racial conflicts and war are striking with frightening regularity in various parts of the world causing large scale death and destructions. Studies and research has revealed that disaster survivors bear a substantial burden of mental health problems. Increased alcohol and substance abuse is a well documented co-morbid factor accompanying .........(more)
International Honours for India's Tobacco Control Efforts It was yet another global honour for India’s tobacco control efforts, when Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India was conferred with the most prestigious “WHO Director General’s Special Award for Tobacco Control”. The award was conferred in appreciation of the outstanding contribution of the Hon’ble Minister for the steps taken to safeguard future generation from the devastating consequences of.......(more)
A Proud Moment for India It was yet another proud moment for India and particularly for ADIC-India when its Director Mr. Johnson J. Edayaranmula received the prestigious Asian Award for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Substance Abuse Prevention along with His Excellency Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse, Hon’ble President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
The Awards were presented at a colorful function at the South Asian Conference on Substance Abuse Prevention ......(more)