The Communities of Guguletu, Langa, Nyanga and Crossroads have taken upon themselves a responsibility to fight alcohol and drug abuse in their townships. Pupils, parents and elderly societies are saying enough to drug trafficking. June of 26 is an International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. It is estimated only between 1997 to 2000 between 52 percent in Cape Town and 77 percent in Mpumalanga of the total demand for substance abuse treatment services was due to alcohol-related problems and this is a daily occurrence and numbers of drug abuse is increasing on daily basis says Ruth Fortuin of South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Cape Town.
Thandeka Teyise visited Guguletu Ikhwezi Community Centre where youth and community from Cape Town townships gathered to put more emphasizes on why it is important that community engagement on drug awareness campaigns should be adhered to.
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