Drugs: ‘govt not doing enough’

2012-11-09 06:51

The government is not doing enough to fight the use of drugs, the Anti-Drug Alliance SA has said.

This was the view of 81% of the 33 592 people questioned in the alliance’s yearly survey, CEO Quentin van Kerken said yesterday.
“It is very clear the playing field has changed dramatically over the past year.”

The final results of the survey was expected to be released to the public on November 19.

Highlighting the preliminary result, he said 37.5% of respondents believed that legalisation or decriminalisation was the answer to the country’s drug problem. The study revealed that 32% of respondents used dagga regularly.

He said addicts went to at least five rehabilitation centres before they finally quit, and 13.3% of users spent around R3 000 a month on their drug of choice.

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