FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What are The Department for National Drug Control's (DNDC) hours of operation?
DNDC is open Monday- Friday, 8:30 am to 4:45 pm.
- Where is the Department located?
DNDC is located at 11 Parliament Street, Melbourne Building, 3rd Floor, Suite 304.
- What services are offered by DNDC?
The Department provides technical advice, educational resources (brochures, pamphlets, posters etc.), and financial support for drug prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services.
- Who do I contact for drug prevention materials and/or presentations?
You can contact Kimwana Carter, Community Development Coordinator at 294-9704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- How do I get into drug treatment and rehabilitation?
In order to enter a drug treatment programme you must first be assessed by a professional at the Bermuda Assessment and Referral Centre.
- What is DNDC's mailing address?
The Department's mailing address is:
P.O. Box HM480
Hamilton, HM CX
- What Ministry does DNDC fall under?
The Department for National Drug Control comes under the Ministry of Public Safety.
- Who is the Minister?
The Minister of Justice is the Hon. Michael H. Dunkley, J.P., M.P.
- Who is the Head/Director of the DNDC?
The Department for National Drug Control is headed by the Director, Ms. Joanne Dean.
- Who is the Permanent Secretary?
The Permanent Secretary is Major Marc Telemaque.
- What is your Department's mandate?
The Department for National Drug Control provides leadership and policy coordination for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive national system of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services.
- What is DNDC'S mission statement?
Lead efforts to reduce alcohol and drug misuse through education, research, advocacy, service delivery, and inter-agency/department coordination..
- Who are DNDC's key Stakeholders/ Partners?
As indicated in the National Drug Control Master Plan's balanced approach, the issue of the negative impact from drug abuse is being addressed from supply reduction (Police and Customs) and demand reduction (Prevention and Treatment Agencies) Prevention partners include: PRIDE, CADA; Bermuda Council for Drug-Free Sports (BCDS) Treatment partners include: Focus Counselling Services; Salvation Army Harbour Light and Community Life Skills; Bermuda Assessment and Referral Centre (BARC); Turning Point; Bermuda Youth Counselling Services (BYCS); Men's Treatment; Women's Treatment Centre; Drug Treatment Court; Caron Bermuda; Bermuda Professional Counselling Services. Regulatory Board: Bermuda Addiction Certification Board (BACB) All are listed in the telephone book, in the "Directory of Demand Reduction Services" and on the DNDC website
- How can Community members play a role in drug control efforts?
- How can I get involved in counseling for addiction?
For information about the requirements to become a Certified Addiction Counsellor or Prevention Specialist please contact the Bermuda Addiction Certification Board located at: Suite 104 Dondonald Place, 14 Dundonald Street, Hamilton HM09 Phone: 292-7889 or visit their website: www.bermudaaddictioncertificationboard.bm
- How can I get experience in working in addiction treatment?
Depending on your skill-set there may be opportunities to volunteer at some of the treatment centers or for you to work as an On-call staff when required. Requests are reviewed on an individual basis and approvals given at the discretion of the Programme Managers.
- Where can I find assistance with Drug- Free Workplace Policies?
Employee Assistance Programmes such as Benedict's Associates or EAP Bermuda specialize in assisting employers in training, development and implementation of Drug Free Workplace Policies.