SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION, PREVENTION AND TRAINING SERVICE:
Substance abuse is a mayor public health problem that affects millions of people and places enormous financial and social burdens on society. It destroys families, damages the economy, victimizes communities, and places extraordinary demands on education, criminal justice, and social service system. It has been shown to destroy child and family life, promote criminal behaviour, contribute to spread of HIV/AIDS, lead to loss of productivity and unemployment, increase poverty, and play a significant role in road accidents, violence, death and abuse of women and children.
This service aims to:
-To increase community understanding of substance abuse and family issues by conducting education and awareness programmes.
-Engage all sectors of the community to prevent substance abuse, other social ills, reduce harm and promote healthy choices among South African residents through a variety of prevention, education, advocacy, early intervention and treatments efforts.