IADA is the central body responsible for promoting cooperation and coordinating the activities of all government ministries, offices and NGOs that are involved in the war on drugs.
As a central coordinative body, IADA is made up of a council, which is composed of 43 representatives of government ministries, organizations, such as the Israel Medical Association, Youth Movement, Social Workers Association and public representatives, all of whom are appointed by the Prime Minister, as stated in the "Drug Control Authority Law, 5748-1988". The Council's chairman is also appointed by the Prime Minister from among its members.
The Council's functions are to determine IADA's policy, to guide the board of directors and supervise its activities, to discuss the annual budget and any other issues related to IADA's activities.
The Council is assisted by professional committees: The Treatment and Rehabilitation Committee, The Research Committee, the Prevention and Community Committee, the Committee for the Development of Human Resources, the Committee for the Development of Foreign Relations and International Cooperation, the Law Enforcement and Legislation Committee, the Finance, Budget and Donations Committee.
The Directorate (Board of Directors), is headed by IADA's Director-General, and includes six members appointed respectively from among the employees of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Internal Security, Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services and representatives of the public appointed by the Prime Minister in consultation with the Council form among the members of the Council who are not state employees.
The Directorate's roles include ensuring the discharge of IADA's functions in accordance with the directives of the Council, preparing the annual budget and submitting it to the Council, preparing annual reports of IADA's activities and approving IADA's goals and objectives.
Implementation of all IADA's policy, goals and missions are achieved through:
1. Professional Divisions at IADA's headquarters: Treatment and Rehabilitation, Prevention and Education, Community Development, Chief Scientist Office, Law Enforcement and Legislation, Asset Forfeiture, Human Resources Development, Control and Planning, International Relations. Along with the professional departments, the headquarters houses: the Israeli National Monitoring Center on Drugs and Alcohol, the Cary Leeds National Information and Training center; a 24/7 hotline.
2. Field Units - Each division is responsible for implementing IADA's mission and goals as outlined in the "Drug-Control Authority Law, 5748-1988", achieved by means of various field units, and local coordinators.