SL ADIC: Alcohol and Drug Information Centre

The Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC) in Sri Lanka is a Non-Governmental Organization that focuses on reducing the demand for alcohol and advocating for effective policy formulation. Its primary objective is to empower communities by raising awareness about alcohol as an obstacle to development and protecting individual rights. With a rich history spanning over three decades, ADIC emphasizes the importance of preventing alcohol use through social change and comprehensive education.

ADIC provides services to various stakeholders, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, and the general public. It serves as a knowledge hub, offering accessible data and statistics on alcohol use and its impact on development within the country. This information is readily available to interested organizations and individuals.

The strategic areas of focus for ADIC include strengthening local communities and establishing networks with relevant structures to minimize alcohol-related problems. ADIC also aims to develop, adopt, and enforce evidence-based alcohol control policies, enhance knowledge about alcohol as an obstacle to development, and implement methods to mitigate these issues. Additionally, ADIC monitors and counters marketing strategies employed by the alcohol industry.

ADIC’s in partnership with IOGT-NTO Movement current program areas encompass capacity building programs, community camps, community-based and social media campaigns, social media competitions, development of manuals, tools, and materials, lobbying activities, community mobilization for policy implementation, action research, and studies and surveys related to alcohol use and its impact on the country’s development.

The main target groups of ADIC’s activities include youth, children, women, alcohol users and non-users, government officials, politicians, policy makers, media personnel, academics, and private sector workers. ADIC strives to engage and educate these diverse groups to create a positive impact on alcohol-related issues and promote sustainable development in Sri Lanka.

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