Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) wins first prize for its outstanding contribution in the field of drug prevention. Honorable Home Minister Mr. Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, MP handed over the prize to Head of DAM Health Sector Mr. Iqbal Masud at a ceremony held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium on 26 July 2017 marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The programme was attended by the Secretary of Security Service Department of Ministry of Home Affairs Mr. Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury and Member of the National Narcotics Control Board Advocate Abdul Baset Majumder as special Guests. Member of the National Narcotics Control Board Dr. Arup Ratan Choudhury was present as specialized guest while Director General of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) Mr. Md. Zamal Uddin Ahmed presided over.
DAM has been implementing its anti-drug activities since 1990 and providing evidence based drug treatment service to drug users since 2004. Ahsania Mission Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres have been providing drug prevention and treatment information to drug addicts and their families.
DAM is also implementing drug prevention and behavior change communication
(BCC) activities through recovery get-together, school based programmes, meetings, seminars, rallies, human chains, press conferences, family meetings; developing and distributing drug prevention and BCC materials; conducting campaign in print and electronic media and keeping the future generation free from drugs.
DAM is currently operating two drug treatment and rehabilitation centres in Gazipur and Jessore for male drug users and one in Dhaka for female drug users.