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Bramfischer LDAC relaunched

Government to work with communities in implementing methods that will reduce the scourge of substance abuse.

The Department of Social Development launched the Bramfischer Local Drug Action Committee (LDAC) on Wednesday last week at an open space near Shoprite Usave.

Participating organisations included Non-Governmental Organisations, Johannesburg Metro Police, SANCA, BOSASA and residents.

The programme focused on activities like;

– Motivational talks around issues of substance abuse and rehabilitation.

– Exhibition by stakeholders.

– Door to door and distribution of leaflets.

– Case intakes and referrals.

– Edutainment

Objectives of the campaign are;

– To safeguard the future of the youth in the province.

– To promote inter-sectoral collaboration with schools and churches to address drug abuse.

– Support local stakeholders.

– Identify young people and families in the community who need social work help.

Social worker Leonard Mathende said substance abuse is one of the greatest health and social problems.

Mathende said government needs to work with communities in implementing methods that will reduce the scourge of substance abuse.

“Drug use among the youth is linked to violence and crime – both are committed in schools where they live.”

He said it is important to establish and maintain substance abuse intervention committees in the community as a measure to prevent the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Wards 44 and 49 have been targeted for the execution of this particular programme.

@ThembaVukeya

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