Tackling drug and alcohol addiction in the community

2019-05-15 06:00

HAVING seen a great need in the community of Pietermaritzburg regarding the drug and alcohol abuse that continues to plague pupils and the community at large, the Msunduzi Hospice, along with Tough Love SA in KwaZulu-Natal, is to host a tea and talk to come up with solutions to the issues at hand. “We have approached the Tough Love SA group in KZN who have agreed to host an event in our efforts to educate and equip parents, teachers, caregivers and other key role-players on these addictions that are affecting more and more children and families every day,” said hospice fundraiser Tanya Roux.

The event will follow the theme of “A loving solution in times of crisis”, and will cover questions such as:

• what is an addiction?;

• why do people abuse substances?;

• types of addiction?;

• signs that your loved ones may be abusing drugs;

• drug detections methods; and

• what is Tough Love South Africa and how does it help families and communities in SA?

Roux said that the event will be hosted on June 1, from 9 am to 11 am, at 200 Zwartkop Road, Prestbury.

For more information, contact Roux at 033 344 1560 or via e-mail at fundraiser@hospicekzn.co.za.

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