Help for addiction at hand

2015-11-25 06:23

THE Mountain Rise Community Police Forum (CPF) hosted a public meeting to address the scourge of drugs and alcohol on our community.

The exceptionally well attended meeting by community members, pupils, addicts in recovery and internationally recognised support groups echoed the cries for help to address addiction in our city.

Dr Anwar Jeewa of Minds Alive Rehabilitation Centre in Durban and a rehabilitated drug addict himself, afforded the audience an excellent understanding of addiction, why addicts behave the way they do and significantly how to access assistance and support. It was heartening to hear addicts in recovery ask for support for their challenges.

The CPF has since been flooded with calls from well wishers wanting to help in the fight against drugs, simultaneously desperate parents pleading for assistance – one for help for her 15-year-old daughter addicted to alcohol and marijuana.

We will be calling a public meeting with relevant stakeholders to establish a representative anti-drug forum (ADF) and with the volunteered support of Dr Jeewa, win back our loved ones. Interested persons wanting to play a meaningful role in the ADF and those in need of support may call the CPF’s Shanaaz Bux on 073 822 6911 or email

JAY JUGWANTH via email

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