“Drug Abuse is on the Rise in Chennai” – Narcotics Control Bureau, 2011. Drugs being abused include ganja, heroin, and cocaine. The NCB has had success, especially in creating drug abuse awareness, even with a staff shortage. Many De-Addiction Centres are also fighting the problem in Chennai. TTK Hospital is one of the premiere centres in the country. Founded in 1980, it has now helped over 20,000 people. Other growing centres such as Wisdom Hospital are meeting de-addiction needs with counselling and family programs and detoxification.