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Liquor board fights alcohol abuse in rural Eastern Cape

July 21, 2017
Alcohol & Drugs   OurHealth   Rural Health  

In its efforts to reduce alcohol abuse among young people, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board has been hosting sports tournaments in different parts of the province.

SA kids need family support to avoid drugs

Children are more likely to turn to drugs when their parents are absent in the home, according to Soul City.

Nyaope’s deadly grip on Orange Farm

Orange Farm – a relatively young township situated about 45 kilometres south of Joburg – is under siege by nyaope addicts, with residents afraid to leave their homes in case they are burgled.

Distributing clean needles to curb the spread of HIV

The Step Up Project runs needle exchange programmes with injecting drug users in Cape Town, Durban and Tshwane.

Drugs: World contemplates punishment or rehabilitation

The prohibition of illegal drugs has failed to stop drug use, instead fanning a massive and violent black market. This week, the UN meets to discuss whether its ‘war on drugs’ approach needs to change

Soweto community marches against drug abuse

The Orlando Community Policing Forum (CPF) recently held its regular anti-drug march through the neighbourhood’s streets following allegations that local drug users were behind the theft of new school tablets in the area.

How to survive student drinking

February 18, 2016
Alcohol & Drugs  

Students and scholars are increasingly facing pressure to drink and be part of the “in crowd”, says the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Sanca).