NADA’s District Office

The treatment and rehabilitation programmes carried out by District NADA Offices are focused on persons under surveillance who are placed under the supervision of district NADA rehabilitation officers. Persons under surveillance are required to comply with the conditions of their surveillance orders as prescribed by Section 6 of the Drug Dependants (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983. Such compliance requires the commitment of the person under surveillance to attend the treatment and rehabilitation programme at the District NADA throughout the prescribed surveillance period.

The surveillance order must be adhered to in accordance with Section 6(2) as follows:

  • Must remain in the state or region as set out in the order;
  • Must not leave the area of residence without leave from the Director General;
  • Report to the nearest police station as stated in the order or report to army personnel at the place stipulated by an officer;
  • May not take, use or possess any dangerous drugs;
  • Shall undergo any test at any time at the place ordered by an officer; and
  • Shall undergo rehabilitation programmes for drug addiction held by the government

1. Clients by Way of Legislation

A) Drug Dependants (Treatment & Rehabilitation) Act 1983

  • Section 6(1)(a)
  • Section 6(1)(b)
  • Section 8(3)(a)
  • Section 8(3)(b)

B) Dangerous Drugs Act 1952

  • Section 38B

2. Voluntary Clients


  • Psychosocial Approach
    1. Matrix module
    2. Early recovery & 12 steps
    3. Relapse prevention
    4. Social support group
    5. Family development
  • Psycho-education
  • Guidance & counselling
  • Religious & spiritual programmes
  • Social integration/community activities
  • Medical treatment
  • Career development
  • Home visits