Gauteng Government launches substance abuse helpline

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The Gauteng Provincial Government launched the substance abuse helpline in line with Premier Panyaza Lesufi’s commitment to intensify the fight against substance abuse

across Gauteng.

The 24-hour anti-substance abuse call centre service, led by trained call centre agents, is a platform for parents/caregivers to make applications for children and young people addicted to drugs to be accommodated at a state rehabilitation facility for treatment. The drug intervention is an integrated programme with the department of health, social development, the department of agriculture, rural development, and Environment.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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