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SANCA campaign to curb alcohol abuse

SANCA's national 'Go mild, not wild' campaign aims to educate the public on responsible drinking and the effects of binge drinking and alcohol abuse

SANCA Zululand officials took to the streets on Thursday to hand out booklets and pamphlets on the dangers of substance abuse.

SANCA’s national ‘Go mild, not wild’ campaign aims to educate the public on responsible drinking and the effects of binge drinking and alcohol abuse.

According to the World Health Organisation’s 2018 Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, South Africa is ranked sixth in the world for alcohol consumption per capital.

This after South Africa was ranked 11th globally in 2010.

While only 31% of South African adults reported consuming alcohol, they were drinking heavily.

The report shows that the average South African drinker consumed 30 litres of pure alcohol in 2016 alone.

The festive season brings with it increased alcohol consumption, which in turn, leads to an increase of risky behaviour, including risky sexual behaviour.

In 2015 it was reported that of 529 400 deaths, 62 300 were from alcohol attributable causes.

Of particular concern in South Africa is binge drinking, especially among the youth.

For more information, visit www.sancanational.info.

 

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