Drug Education and Vice Control
RA no. 9165 - Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
RA no 6425 - Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 - the law that was repelled by RA no. 9165.
Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) - the policy-making and strategy-formulating body in the planning and formulation of policies and programs on drug prevention and control.
Duties/Function of the DDB -To develop and adopt a comprehensive, integrated, unified and balanced national drug abuse prevention and control strategy.
Composition of the DDB
The 12 ex officio members are the following:
The Two Regular Members of the DDB are:
Permanent Consultants of the DDB
PDEA - implementing arm of the DDB.
Qualification of the 3 Permanent members of the DDB
- at least 7 years training and experience in the field of dangerous drugs and in any of the following fields: law,medicine,criminology,psychology or social work.They are appointed by the President.
Duties/Functions of PDEA Director General
1. Responsible for the general administration and
management of the agency.
2. Perform other duties that may be assigned to
him/her by the President.
There are 2 PDEA Deputy Director General
1. One for Administration
2. One for Operation
Mandatory Services of the PDEA
1. Intelligence and Investigation
2. International Cooperation and Foreign Affairs
3. Preventive Education and Community Involvement
4. Plans and Operation
5. Compliance, Legal and Prosecution
6. Administrative and Human Resource
7. Financial Management
8. Logistic Management
9. Internal Affairs
3 Pronged Approached in the Solution of Drug Problems
1. Law enforcement activities
2. Preventive Drug Education and Information
program in school and in communities.
3. Treatment and Rehabilitation programs for drug
Classification of Drugs according to effect
Classification of Drugs according to Pharmacology
Classifications of Drugs according to Legal Categories
Golden Triangle of Drug Trafficking
The Golden Crescent
Classification of Drug user/Abuser
Commonly abused drugs:
Primary causes of drug addiction:
Warning Signs of Commonly Abused Drugs