Mass ride against substance abuse

2016-03-30 06:00
The group who participated in the mass ride.Photo: Tyron Wight, ISO media

The group who participated in the mass ride.Photo: Tyron Wight, ISO media

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THE Against Substance abuse campaign “zero tolerance” recently held a mass ride throughout Amanzimtoti together with the Amanzimtoti SAPS, CPF and Bikers Against Drugs.

Five local establishments were visited by the group who handed over a letter stating that they need to ensure no underage drinking takes place as well as the use/selling of drugs is to not be allowed.

There was no negativity amongst the establishments when they received their letters and are all on board to ensure the safety of our youth.

The reason why we started this initiative is due to the large amount of drinks being spiked as well as underage youth drinking and using drugs. We as a community have to stand together to show that we do not tolerate this behaviour.

The work needs to come from the community's side as well as parents to ensure that our youth of Amanzimtoti is not getting involved in such activites. The social standards of today's time makes it “okay” for the youth to be involved in the wrong things, only we can change this. The youth of Amanzimtoti is the future - if we allow such behaviour to get out of control - what will become of our town?

It is time the community stand together and report any illegal activity and save the lives of our future. Don’t allow your child (under 18) to be out in a club or in the adult environments - let them be kids and enjoy their youth in a safe way.

This will not be the last initiative of the campaign as we will be doing things like this on a regular basis.

For further information contact Bianca Holman, Against Substance Abuse, on
073 153 5541.

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