DSD could be on your door step this week

2018-06-26 06:01

The provincial department of social development (DSD) embarks on a door to door awareness campaign to educate members of the public about their services in Hout Bay.

The team will be in Steenberg, Lavender Hill and other areas in the northern suburbs, the department said in a statement­.

The recently launched campaign is part of the department’s attempt to fight the substance abuse scourge in the city.

According to the statement, DSD has allocated R104m to continue its work in tackling this scourge.

This year the campaign reportedly seeks to raise awareness about the dangers and effects of substance abuse, which includes both drug and alcohol abuse. They will be focusing on early intervention, in-patient treatment, community based treatment, and aftercare services.

“Our services are here to help the public, not judge them. We have specifically targeted treating young people, in order to address the rising tide of youth alcohol and drug usage. We can beat drug and alcohol abuse, better together.”

DSD launched its Substance Abuse Awareness Week, which will also includes the marking of International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking on Tuesday.

V For more information about their services visit www.heretohelp.co.za or call 0800 220 250.


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