India is a signatory to the three drug conventions. It accepts drug demand reduction as an indespensible pillar of a comprehensive drug strategy.
In India, services for drug addiction are provided mainly provided by NGOs and supported by the government. Services have been increased in recent years and amongst the services provided are counselling, treatment, rehabilitation and social re-integration.
A drug abuse monitoring system has recently been established which collects information from treatment centres. India produced a manual on minimum standards for treatment services in 2001.
An advisory group for the government on drug demand reduction has been established, including representatives from various government departments and NGOs.
The government has also organised training workshops on drug demand reduction for SAARC member countries.