Since its inception in 1989, ADIC-India has been playing a strategic role in the substance abuse prevention arena in the country with its innovative, multifaceted, low cost prevention and intervention programmes. ADIC was the first to establish a Computerised Documentation Centre and Library in the country besides a well designed Exhibition Unit. The Navjyoti Counselling Centre at Sub-Jail, Trivandrum (the first in India, established in 1990), Prison Intervention Projects in all Central Prisons in Kerala, the Mukthi Deaddiction Centre at the Mental Health Centre, Trivandrum (1991), the Navjeevan Centre at the Juvenile & Special Home, Trivandrum (1993), the WHO Street Children Project (1994-98), the Drug Free Campus Campaign focusing on University Campuses (1990), Project D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) concentrating on the Schools with the motto To Keep Kids Off Drugs (1994), the model Alcohol Free Village at Mattathur in Thrissur District (1992), Project Kerala - a Networking Platform for NGOs and GOs – which was instrumental in bringing out the Master Plan on Substance Abuse Prevention & Control for Kerala, ADIC Task Force - a Cadre of 1800 Trained Volunteers, ADIC Open House - a Forum to discuss Contemporary Social Issues and ADIC Road Safety Alliance are the major initiatives of ADIC. ADIC has actively participated and provided valuable contribution at more than 60 International Conferences/Workshops including the XXth Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly at New York (1998); WHO - NIDA Research Conference at Porta Rico & Mexico; Planning Meetings for the Implementation of Phase II and Phase III of the WHO Street Children Project at Geneva; UNDCP World Drug Forum at Bangkok; WHO Consultations at Geneva, London, Delhi Myanmar, Bangkok & Bali; Global Conferences on Drug Abuse at Thailand, Italy & Malaysia; IFNGO Conferences at Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Australia; SAARC Forums at Dhaka, Colombo and Kathmandu; IOGT Conferences at United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Poland, Germany, Tanzania & Sweden; GAPA Consultations at London, Delhi, Chennai and Auckland. ADIC was also invited by the US Government to Study & evaluate the Narcotics Education & Prevention Programmes in the United States in 1992. Besides, ADIC has played a vital role in several National Conferences & Consultations organized by various Ministries of the Government of India. ADIC also serves as a Resource Centre on Substance Abuse Prevention for the South Asian Federation of NGOs for the Prevention of Drug & Substance Abuse (SAFNGO) and the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA). ADIC has published more than 30 Research Studies on topics related to Substance Abuse Prevention. ADIC has developed several Training Manuals & Self-help Materials on Alcohol & Substance Abuse Intervention, Road Safety, Adolescents & Youth and other Health related topics with the support of World Health Organization (WHO), National Transportation, Planning & Research Centre (NATPAC), and various Departments of the Government of Kerala. The innovative activities of ADIC-India have been widely acclaimed both nationally and internationally with several awards and recognitions.