Awareness Poster 6


The Centre for Addiction Medicine of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore is the designated Regional Resource Centre for Addiction for Southern India, of the Ministry of Health, Government of India.Our mandate covers a broad spectrum of activities.          

More about us and our staff...

• Download: Cannabis Use Disorders (through Virtual Knowledge Network Module*), 07, 14, 21, 28 Oct 2014 [PDF]
• Download: One-Month Orientation Programme on Substance Abuse Management, 01 - 30 Nov 2014 [PDF]
• Dedicated website: Virtual Knowledge Network (VKN) NIMHANS, Centre for Addiction Medicine
• Download Brochure: Virtual Knowledge Network (VKN) NIMHANS, Centre for Addiction Medicine [PDF]

Treatment Facilities                                                                                                                                    


We offer treatment to persons with problems due to alcohol, tobacco and other drug misuse, providing out-patient consultations, in-patient care and through out-reach clinics. Specialized and individually tailored care is offered by a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists,  social workers, occupational therapist and nurses experienced in addiction medicine.

We also provide specialized treatment for cessation of smoking and tobacco chewing. More..        



The Centre also provides training in planning and providing care for persons with addictive disorders to both specialist care-givers and public health providers.

Training manuals and resource materials...


Research and Policy


The Centre is involved in research: in the history, prevalence, patterns and outcome of misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in India; in the causes of individual susceptibility to addiction; in innovative treatments and public health interventions.

We are actively involved in advocacy and documentation to influence public policies relating to alcohol and other drugs in India

. Research and policy publications...

Call us at: +91 9480829735 Office:+91 80 2699 5360 Ward: +91 80 2699 5362 Out Patient: +91 80 2699 5547. Mail us at