The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) has taken an initiative to
establish a Drug Abuse Monitoring System (DAMS) so that data on help seekers at
centres funded by the Ministry is collected in a systematic way. As a centre funded
by the ministry, your participation in this exercise is extremely valuable. You
are required to submit a form online for each new patient seeking treatment/rehabilitation/counselling
(for alcohol or any other drug) at your centre.
The proforma is simple and requires minimal training.Each item in every section
has the possible answers/ responses provided which has to be selected as applicable.
The responsible/ designated person at each centre will use the online system to
submit the forms. Information thus gathered is intended to monitor drug using trends
with time; equip the functionaries at MSJE to plan and implement prevention, education
programs for drug users at all levels (State, District, Zone level).