A non-governmental organisation whose major objectives are the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug dependance. The first of these objectives is mainly achieve through public education and the second through the provision of treatment services for chemically dependent people and their families
Drug laws considered outdated are being reviewed in order to improve the state's response to drug and substance abuse, Social Development Minister Zola Skweyiya said on Monday.
Binge Drinking, Smoking Are Risk Factors Alcohol-use disorders and depression commonly coexist, presenting unique challenges for both individuals who suffer from this comorbidity as well as their treatment providers.
South Africa is facing a national crisis over the ever increasing number of people - mainly youngsters - dependent on drugs and alcohol.
The government intends to get tough on alcohol abuse by forcing breweries to put a health warning on all beverages and imposing advertising restrictions on liquor products. We should be able to move ahead this year with our efforts to highlight the negative health [and] social effects of alcohol by putting warning labels on the containers of alcoholic products, said Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, the minister of health, at a briefing in parliament on Friday.
Durban should brace itself for the arrival of Tik (crystal meth), a highly addictive drug plaguing the Western Cape, the Medical Research Council has warned.
AS cities and towns struggle to cope with drug abuse, a revised national drug master plan aims to intensify interventions and reduce the supply and consumption of drugs.
Nine years ago one youth in 20 in the Western Cape was taking drugs. Now the figure is one in four. This has been highlighted in a provincial Medical Research Council (MRC) survey of the prevalence of drug abuse among people younger than 20.
Government has urged all stakeholders and the public to comment on draft regulations regarding the labeling of alcoholic beverages.