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TOUGHLOVE® is a loving solution for families that are being torn apart by unacceptable behaviour, be it drugs,  alcohol, substance, verbal or physical abuse.

When your family is in crisis and you don't know where to turn - TOUGHLOVE® offers really effective, practical support.

Find out the location of the nearest group in South Africa to you - phone: 011 886 3344.

Arrive Alive

The South African Minister of Social Development, Dr. ZST Skweyiya, has just released the long-awaited National Drug Master Plan 2006-2011.

In the foreword to this document, he says:
“The scourge of substance abuse continues to ravage our communities, families and, particularly, our youth; the more so, as it goes hand in hand with poverty, crime, reduced productivity, unemployment, dysfunctional family life, escalation of chronic diseases and premature death.
South Africa should address the problem of substance abuse in partnership with other African countries.”

Click here to download the full Plan document.
NOTE: this is a 9.8 Megabyte pdf file

Websites to Visit

SA Health Info
Fact sheet - alcohol use in South Africa, and some statistics.
Central Drug Authority
Site is intended as a medium to share information with various stakeholders involved with the Central Drug Authority, as well as members of the public.
Centre for Conflict Resolution
The Centre for Conflict Resolution seeks to contribute towards a just peace in South Africa and in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to the resolution of conflict and the reduction of violence.
United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime
SA Health Info
Your one-stop shop for reviewed, including evidence-based, health information focusing on southern Africa.
Report to Parliament 2006
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit.
South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU)
Members of SACENDU meet every six months to provide community-level public health surveillance of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use trends and associated consequences through the presentation and discussion of quantitative and qualitative research data.
Science in Africa
A lively website with a topical article on "Tik"
Medical Research Council (MRC)
 Including the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Module (SA Health Info). add: See the special “FOR THE PUBLIC” section for useful and topical info.
Substance use among South African university students
A Quantitative and Qualitative study.
SANCA - The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
SANCA is a non-governmental organisation whose major objective is prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug dependence. Tel: 011 4821070 Fax: 011 4827187, email: sanca@sancanational.org.za, www.sancanational.org.za
Health-e is a news agency that produces news and in-depth analysis for the print and electronic media with a focus on HIV/AIDS, public health and issues regarding health policy and practice in South Africa.
South African advice, assessment and practical pointers
Arrive Alive
For excellent information, find the Drunken Driving section on this website.
Drive Alive
A site dedicated to promoting road safety.
Responsible Gambling
The National Responsible Gambling Programme provides Education and prevention, Treatment and Counselling, Helpline, Research &Training.
Drug Wise Counseller Campaign
The Drug Wise vision is “ To be an internationally recognized authority dedicated to the prevention and treatment of substance misuse and abuse, providing training and guidance to health professionals and public alike”.
Social Aspects of AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA)
A South African website dealing with HIV/AIDS, also exploring the link between substance abuse and the spread of HIV/AIDS
The taxing issue of alcohol abuse:
Establishing an alcohol injury fund in South Africa.
The South African Drug Enforcement Handbook (Inst of Security Studies publication). The police handbook on drugs.
Alcoholism Info and Support 
Drug Wars
Sweat - Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce

Western Cape Links

Alcoholics Anonymous
An unofficial AA website, produced by local group members sharing their experience, strength and hope.
Al-Anon and Al-Ateen
Al-Anon offers understanding help; support to families and friends of problem drinkers.  Our program is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service.
Al-Ateen is dedicated to helping the children of alcoholics.
Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem.Provides information and offers an online forum for discussion.
Provides support for family and friends affected by drug abuse.
Cape Info - Substance Abuse
For help with drug or alcohol addiction
Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre
An outpatient centre that provides confidential assistance to individuals and families experiencing problems with drug abuse.
SANCA (W.Cape)
The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Western Cape Branch. With 6 counselling centres in the province, and dealing with localised issues. Tel: (021) 945 4080/1 
e-mail: sancawc@mweb.co.za, www.sancawc.co.za
Drug Education Agency
Great source of information related to drug dependency, prevention and the organization in South Africa.
A Cape Town based help centre for both addicts and the friends & family of addicts. “Live a great life without drugs’ is the message.
Fish Hoek Drug Crisis and Information Centre
ffers comfort and support during times of drug related trauma and crisis for both the addict and the family.

PDFs - Documents to Print out

Download, print and distribute FAVOR'S A4 information leaflet.
Fact Sheet– Methamphetamine (“meth” “tik”, “tuk”, “Speed”, “crystal”)
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council/ SACENDU Report February 2007
The need for a science-based approach to addressing substance abuse in the Western Cape
MRC paper, 25 August. 2004
Arrive Alive - Don't Drink and Drive
Harsher Sentences, Stricter Tests: Do you know the latest Drunk Driving laws?
Arrive Alive - the legal implications of drunken driving!
Click here to download the campaign’s latest information. 
The Drug Situation in South Africa - A 12-page report and factual analysis from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2002
Conducting Effective Substance Abuse Prevention Work Among the Youth in South Africa - 16 page 2-colour booklet of Guidelines from the UN Office no Drugs and Crime.
Survey of sorghum beer consumption in S.A. by Karl Peltzer of the Human Sciences Research Research Council and Phillip Seoka of the University of the North
Ke Moja! (No thanks, I’m Fine) A Model for the Treatment of Substance Dependent Youth in Residential Facilities 
The need for a science-based approach to addressing substance abuse in the Western Cape