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Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse in Africa
Uyo / Akwa Ibom / Nigeria
Description: CRISA was was founded in 1990 as an independent, non profit organisation devoted to drug and alcohol research, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and the promotion of healthy lifestyles among Africans. CRISA is registered in Nigeria at the corporate affairs commission. CRISA holds a biennial international conference on Alcohol, Drugs and Society in Africa since 1991. CRISA also publishes the African Journal of Drugs and Alcohol Studies with two volumes each year.
Address: 10 Okon Essien Close 520001 Uyo / Akwa Ibom / Nigeria Nigeria
Services provided:
Harm reduction
Human rights
Services required:
To mark the INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG USE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF DRUGS, the Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse spent the day conversing with officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Akwa Ibom State Command. These officers were drawn from all custodial centres in Akwa Ibom and it was awesome learning about the implementation of non custodial sentences. A vast majority of people who are incarcerated have a history of harmful alcohol, tobacco, and/or illicit drug use. Some discontinue the use of these substances while in custody. However, others including some people who inject these substances continue to use in prison, typically in avoidably high-risk circumstances. Effective measures to reduce the incarceration of people who use drugs, and to minimize drug-related harms both in prison and after release from custody, are urgently required.

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Plan to attend the National Symposium on Drugs and Drug's Policy in Nigeria holding from the 27-28 of October 2021
Exploring collaboration between CRISA and the Nigerian Correctional Service. The executive director of CRISA, Prof I Obot and his team visited the Nigerian Correctional Service, Akwa Ibom State command in line with the activities lined up for JUNE 26 to explore collaboration and the need to offer services to inmates who are in need of drug abuse prevention, treatment and care services in the custodial centres in Akwa Ibom State
Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse in Africa