Break the stigma of substance abuse

28 June 2017 Gauteng MEC for Social Development, Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, has called for closer cooperation between communities, local government and law enforcement agents to win the fight against drug abuse. “Community support and aftercare is extremely important to prevent, treat, rehabilitate and accept those addicted to substances. We need to break the stigma and promote […]

6 Useful Tools for Beating Addiction

Original article  on  | 27  March 2017 | by Operation Meditation Ready to kick a habit that’s been kicking you? Is it time to release the hold that something has over you and start to live life – addiction free? A compulsion toward any sort of substance is hard to overcome; whether it’s to food, […]

Join march against drug and substance abuse among youth – CSAF

Original article on| 16 November 2016 | by Nceba Dladla School children will be finishing writing exams at the end of November and this time of being idle, known as “Pens Down”, will be a breeding ground for young people to turn to substance abuse. This is a major cause for concern to the Community […]

Substance abuse costs SA a whopping R136bn a year‚ study reveals

Original article on | 9 November 2016 Dagga‚ over-the-counter medication and prescription drugs are the most abused substances in South Africa‚ the ugly face of problem that costs the country an estimated R136-billion a year. This is revealed in a literature review on Drug and Substance Abuse amongst Youth and Young Women in South Africa‚ […]


Al-Anon Family Groups is for the families and friends of problem drinkers, with a special section – Alateen – for children of alchoholics, and a group for adult children of alcoholics. Helpline: 0861 ALANON (25 26 66) Main office: (021) 595-4508 E-mail: Website:

SA National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA)

SANCA provides specialised and affordable prevention and treatment services for alcohol and other drug dependence. A national body established in 1956, it has independently operated societies and counselling centres in all nine provinces. Johannesburg: 08611 REHAB (73422) or (011) 673-0400 or Western Cape: (021) 945 4080/1 or