Aid for

2018-07-05 06:00

As National Substance Abuse Awareness Day was marked on Tuesday 26 June, those struggling with drug abuse need not feel alone.

This is the message of local organisations, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag).

Over 2000 Capetonians are currently members of NA, and attend over 76 meetings a week.

These meetings are open to “anybody with a desire to stop using (drugs)”, explains NA’s Jeremy Whitaker­.

NA offers hope and help to drug addicts. At meetings, addicts meet other people who have had similar experiences and problems who are now staying off drugs and learning a better way to live. There is no fee for attendance at NA meetings.

NA is for any drug addict, regardless of which drug or combination of drugs that person used. NA literature emphasizes that when addicts substitute one drug for another, it just releases their addiction all over again. By focusing on recovery from the common problem of drug addiction, NA provides an environment where addicts who may not have used the same drugs identify with and help each other.

Meetings are often held in churches, treatment centres, or other facilities, because these places tend to be affordable, available, or convenient. NA is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members. All donations are entirely voluntary and given by members that are able to contribute­.

NA is a spiritual, not religious programme and it does not discriminate against, nor advocate for, any specific belief system.

“Those attending meetings can expect to feel welcome, to hear their story through others sharing, to not be judged, to get hope, to find out they are not alone and don’t have to do this by themselves,” says Whitaker.

Those struggling with substance abuse can also access the help 24 hours a day, through the national Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Helpline, run in partnership with Sadag.

V Contact NA on www.na.org.za or call 083 900 6962.

V Call Substance Abuse Helpline on 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312.

As National Substance Abuse Awareness Day was marked on Tuesday 26 June, those struggling with drug abuse need not feel alone.

This is the message of local organisations, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag).

Over 2000 Capetonians are currently members of NA, and attend over 76 meetings a week.

These meetings are open to “anybody with a desire to stop using (drugs)”, explains NA’s Jeremy Whitaker.

NA offers hope and help to drug addicts. At meetings, addicts meet other people who have had similar experiences and problems who are now staying off drugs and learning a better way to live. There is no fee for attendance at NA meetings.

NA is for any drug addict, regardless of which drug or combination of drugs that person used.

NA literature emphasizes that when addicts substitute one drug for another, it just releases their addiction all over again. By focusing on recovery from the common problem of drug addiction, NA provides an environment where addicts who may not have used the same drugs identify with and help each other.

Meetings are often held in churches, treatment centres, or other facilities, because these places tend to be affordable, available, or convenient. NA is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members. All donations are entirely voluntary and given by members that are able to contribute.

NA is a spiritual, not religious programme and it does not discriminate against, nor advocate for, any specific belief system.

“Those attending meetings can expect to feel welcome, to hear their story through others sharing, to not be judged, to get hope, to find out they are not alone and don’t have to do this by themselves,” says Whitaker.

“Millions have found a new way of life without mind altering substances. It is a fellowship of men and women across the world that provides help support and a programme for abstinence and change.”

Those struggling with substance abuse can also access the help 24 hours a day, through the national Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Helpline, run in partnership with Sadag. This line has been running for over a decade.

“It is important to reach people who have issues with drug, alcohol or others addictions and Sadag wants to provide help, support, information and referrals that can assist addicts, family members and communities. For many people who don’t have resources or know how to get help, there are now various options such as the free Helpline, SMS, online counselling and Facebook page,” Sadag says in a statement.

V For more information on NA, www.na.org.za or call 083 900 6962.

V Call the 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline on 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312 and a counsellor will call you back.

As National Substance Abuse Awareness Day was marked on Tuesday 26 June, those struggling with drug abuse need not feel alone.

This is the message of local organisations, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag).

Over 2000 Capetonians are currently members of NA, and attend over 76 meetings a week.

These meetings are open to “anybody with a desire to stop using (drugs)”, explains NA’s Jeremy Whitaker.

NA offers hope and help to drug addicts. At meetings, addicts meet other people who have had similar experiences and problems who are now staying off drugs and learning a better way to live. There is no fee for attendance at NA meetings.

NA is for any drug addict, regardless of which drug or combination of drugs that person used.

NA literature emphasizes that when addicts substitute one drug for another, it just releases their addiction all over again. By focusing on recovery from the common problem of drug addiction, NA provides an environment where addicts who may not have used the same drugs identify with and help each other.

Meetings are often held in churches, treatment centres, or other facilities, because these places tend to be affordable, available, or convenient. NA is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members. All donations are entirely voluntary and given by members that are able to contribute.

NA is a spiritual, not religious programme and it does not discriminate against, nor advocate for, any specific belief system.

“Those attending meetings can expect to feel welcome, to hear their story through others sharing, to not be judged, to get hope, to find out they are not alone and don’t have to do this by themselves,” says Whitaker.

“Millions have found a new way of life without mind altering substances. It is a fellowship of men and women across the world that provides help support and a programme for abstinence and change.”

Those struggling with substance abuse can also access the help 24 hours a day, through the national Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Helpline, run in partnership with Sadag. This line has been running for over a decade.

“It is important to reach people who have issues with drug, alcohol or others addictions and Sadag wants to provide help, support, information and referrals that can assist addicts, family members and communities. For many people who don’t have resources or know how to get help, there are now various options such as the free Helpline, SMS, online counselling and Facebook page,” Sadag says in a statement.

V For more information on NA, www.na.org.za or call 083 900 6962.

V Call the 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline on 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312 and a counsellor will call you back.

As National Substance Abuse Awareness Day was marked on Tuesday 26 June, those struggling with drug abuse need not feel alone.

This is the message of local organisations, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag).

Over 2000 Capetonians are currently members of NA, and attend over 76 meetings a week.

These meetings are open to “anybody with a desire to stop using (drugs)”, explains NA’s Jeremy Whitaker.

NA offers hope and help to drug addicts. At meetings, addicts meet other people who have had similar experiences and problems who are now staying off drugs and learning a better way to live. There is no fee for attendance at NA meetings.

NA is for any drug addict, regardless of which drug or combination of drugs that person used. NA literature emphasizes that when addicts substitute one drug for another, it just releases their addiction all over again. By focusing on recovery from the common problem of drug addiction, NA provides an environment where addicts who may not have used the same drugs identify with and help each other.

Meetings are often held in churches, treatment centres, or other facilities, because these places tend to be affordable, available, or convenient. NA is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members. All donations are entirely voluntary and given by members that are able to contribute.

NA is a spiritual, not religious programme and it does not discriminate against, nor advocate for, any specific belief system.

“Those attending meetings can expect to feel welcome, to hear their story through others sharing, to not be judged, to get hope, to find out they are not alone and don’t have to do this by themselves,” says Whitaker.

“Millions have found a new way of life without mind altering substances. It is a fellowship of men and women across the world that provides help support and a programme for abstinence and change.”

Those struggling with substance abuse can also access the help 24 hours a day, through the national Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Helpline, run in partnership with Sadag. This line has been running for over a decade.

“It is important to reach people who have issues with drug, alcohol or others addictions and Sadag wants to provide help, support, information and referrals that can assist addicts, family members and communities. For many people who don’t have resources or know how to get help, there are now various options such as the free Helpline, SMS, online counselling and Facebook page,” Sadag says in a statement.

V For more information on NA, www.na.org.za or call 083 900 6962.

V Call the 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline on 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312 and a counsellor will call you back.

As National Substance Abuse Awareness Day was marked on Tuesday 26 June, those struggling with drug abuse need not feel alone.

This is the message of local organisations, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag).

Over 2000 Capetonians are currently members of NA, and attend over 76 meetings a week.

These meetings are open to “anybody with a desire to stop using (drugs)”, explains NA’s Jeremy Whitaker.

NA offers hope and help to drug addicts. At meetings, addicts meet other people who have had similar experiences and problems who are now staying off drugs and learning a better way to live. There is no fee for attendance at NA meetings.

NA is for any drug addict, regardless of which drug or combination of drugs that person used. NA literature emphasizes that when addicts substitute one drug for another, it just releases their addiction all over again. By focusing on recovery from the common problem of drug addiction, NA provides an environment where addicts who may not have used the same drugs identify with and help each other.

Meetings are often held in churches, treatment centres, or other facilities, because these places tend to be affordable, available, or convenient. NA is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members. All donations are entirely voluntary and given by members that are able to contribute.

NA is a spiritual, not religious programme and it does not discriminate against, nor advocate for, any specific belief system.

“Those attending meetings can expect to feel welcome, to hear their story through others sharing, to not be judged, to get hope, to find out they are not alone and don’t have to do this by themselves,” says Whitaker.

“Millions have found a new way of life without mind altering substances. It is a fellowship of men and women across the world that provides help support and a programme for abstinence and change.”

Those struggling with substance abuse can also access the help 24 hours a day, through the national Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Helpline, run in partnership with Sadag. This line has been running for over a decade.

“It is important to reach people who have issues with drug, alcohol or others addictions and Sadag wants to provide help, support, information and referrals that can assist addicts, family members and communities. For many people who don’t have resources or know how to get help, there are now various options such as the free Helpline, SMS, online counselling and Facebook page,” Sadag says in a statement.

V For more information on NA, www.na.org.za or call 083 900 6962.

V Call the 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline on 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312 and a counsellor will call you back.

As National Substance Abuse Awareness Day was marked on Tuesday 26 June, those struggling with drug abuse need not feel alone.

This is the message of local organisations, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag).

Over 2000 Capetonians are currently members of NA, and attend over 76 meetings a week.

These meetings are open to “anybody with a desire to stop using (drugs)”, explains NA’s Jeremy Whitaker.

NA offers hope and help to drug addicts. At meetings, addicts meet other people who have had similar experiences and problems who are now staying off drugs and learning a better way to live. There is no fee for attendance at NA meetings.

NA is for any drug addict, regardless of which drug or combination of drugs that person used.

NA literature emphasizes that when addicts substitute one drug for another, it just releases their addiction all over again. By focusing on recovery from the common problem of drug addiction, NA provides an environment where addicts who may not have used the same drugs identify with and help each other.

Meetings are often held in churches, treatment centres, or other facilities, because these places tend to be affordable, available, or convenient. NA is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members. All donations are entirely voluntary and given by members that are able to contribute.

NA is a spiritual, not religious programme and it does not discriminate against, nor advocate for, any specific belief system.

“Those attending meetings can expect to feel welcome, to hear their story through others sharing, to not be judged, to get hope, to find out they are not alone and don’t have to do this by themselves,” says Whitaker.

“Millions have found a new way of life without mind altering substances. It is a fellowship of men and women across the world that provides help support and a programme for abstinence and change.”

Those struggling with substance abuse can also access the help 24 hours a day, through the national Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Helpline, run in partnership with Sadag. This line has been running for over a decade.

“It is important to reach people who have issues with drug, alcohol or others addictions and Sadag wants to provide help, support, information and referrals that can assist addicts, family members and communities. For many people who don’t have resources or know how to get help, there are now various options such as the free Helpline, SMS, online counselling and Facebook page,” Sadag says in a statement.

V For more information on NA, www.na.org.za or call 083 900 6962.

V Call the 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline on 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312 and a counsellor will call you back.

As National Substance Abuse Awareness Day was marked on Tuesday 26 June, those struggling with drug abuse need not feel alone.

This is the message of local organisations, including Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag).

Over 2000 Capetonians are currently members of NA, and attend over 76 meetings a week.

These meetings are open to “anybody with a desire to stop using (drugs)”, explains NA’s Jeremy Whitaker.

NA offers hope and help to drug addicts. At meetings, addicts meet other people who have had similar experiences and problems who are now staying off drugs and learning a better way to live. There is no fee for attendance at NA meetings.

NA is for any drug addict, regardless of which drug or combination of drugs that person used.

NA literature emphasizes that when addicts substitute one drug for another, it just releases their addiction all over again. By focusing on recovery from the common problem of drug addiction, NA provides an environment where addicts who may not have used the same drugs identify with and help each other.

Meetings are often held in churches, treatment centres, or other facilities, because these places tend to be affordable, available, or convenient. NA is entirely self-supporting and does not accept financial contributions from non-members. All donations are entirely voluntary and given by members that are able to contribute.

NA is a spiritual, not religious programme and it does not discriminate against, nor advocate for, any specific belief system.

“Those attending meetings can expect to feel welcome, to hear their story through others sharing, to not be judged, to get hope, to find out they are not alone and don’t have to do this by themselves,” says Whitaker.

“Millions have found a new way of life without mind altering substances. It is a fellowship of men and women across the world that provides help support and a programme for abstinence and change.”

Those struggling with substance abuse can also access the help 24 hours a day, through the national Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Helpline, run in partnership with Sadag. This line has been running for over a decade.

“It is important to reach people who have issues with drug, alcohol or others addictions and Sadag wants to provide help, support, information and referrals that can assist addicts, family members and communities. For many people who don’t have resources or know how to get help, there are now various options such as the free Helpline, SMS, online counselling and Facebook page,” Sadag says in a statement.

V For more information on NA, www.na.org.za or call 083 900 6962.

V Call the 24 hour Substance Abuse Helpline on 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312 and a counsellor will call you back.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Kim Kardashian-West buys fake testicles to boost her dog’s self-esteem

Kim Kardashian is known for her over-the-top lifestyle and crazy spending habits. This may be a little extreme though…

 

Paws

10 tips on exercising your dog
Our top picks for doggo post of the week
Meet the unstoppable two-legged cat taking over the interwebs!
10 foods you should NEVER feed your dog!
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.