Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for Addicts (IRCAs)

The problem of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking is one that has devastating consequences on all sectors of society, especially among young population. It causes adverse effects on health; an upsurge in crime, violence, and corruption; the draining of human, natural and financial resources that might otherwise be used for social and economic development; the destruction of individuals, families and communities; and the undermining of political, cultural, social and economic structures.

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment introduced Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA) in order to provide integrated services for the rehabilitation of people with substance use disorders. It aims for the whole person recovery (WPR) of substance dependents and has set certain guidelines for the structure and functioning of these centers.

IRCA is responsible for preventive education and awareness generation which target groups (vulnerable and at-risk groups) in their neighborhood. IRCA envisages total recovery of the people with substance use disorders leading to their socio-economic rehabilitation through an appropriate combination of individual counseling. In all, IRCA aims at enabling them to achieve total abstinence and improve the quality of their lives.


1. IRCA Kullu
Address :- VPO Upper Mohal, Near Mela Ground, Tehsil & District Kullu. Himachal
Pradesh – 175126, Phone :- 01902-356136, 70187-12909.

2. IRCA Hamirpur
Address :- Yog Sadhana Kaksh, Ward No.- 05, Tehsil & District Hamirpur Himachal
Pradesh 177001, Phone :- 01972-293307, 70187-12909.

Address :- Rehan Basera Building, Ghaluwal Chowk, P.O. Saloh, Teshil & District
Una (H.P.) – 01975-292790, 70187-12909.