“They can’t read, they can’t write, and actually they are in the wrong school,” says Angela Salter, founder of the Adonai Crisis Centre which looks after children whose parents abuse alcohol and drugs.
The alleged Dros rapist’s defence lawyer is trying to blame his client’s behaviour on a bipolar diagnosis. But while many people associate mental illness with violence those who are mentally ill are much more likely to be victims of violent crime than perpetrators, reports HEALTH-E’s Amy Green.
To commemorate Youth Month in June, Health-e News is broadcasting a five-part adolescent health series on Morning Live (SABC 2). This insert – the fourth in the series – follows Lebohang Tieho Neko, a youth who has recently managed to overcome his Nyaope addiction.
After years looking to curb drug demand through police work and busts, South African is moving to increase access to drug rehabilitation services – signaling a shift in the country’s war on drugs.