One can call on our official landlines/email and provide information on any drug trafficking one witnesses or is aware of. However, NCB reserves the right to verify the information and take action as deemed fit. NCB is not mandated to update the informer on action taken as the information could be motivated, fake or even to expose the officers of NCB and put them to life risk.
Lately, prescription drugs have been used as substitute to the other drugs for addictive purposes, which causes life threat to the user. NCB seizes the prescription drugs, if it observes any violation of NDPS Act.
The drug addict is the victim in the vicious circle of drug supply and demand. He should be seen with respect and encourages to seek professional and medical help in the nearest government deaddiction center. He should be encouraged for counselling and therapy.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has launched a National Toll Free Helpline No. (1800-11-0031) to assist people with regard to prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, on 7th January, 2015. This helpline runs on Monday to Saturday from 9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Narcotics Control Bureau is under process to develop its own helpline which would be functional in near future.
The National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is based on the Directive Principles, contained in Article 47 of the Constitution of India, which direct the State to endeavour to bring about prohibition of the consumption, except for medicinal purposes, of intoxicating drugs injurious to health.