Here are some places you can turn to for help.

Resource list

Lifeline 021 461 1111 24 hour crisis counseling
Childline 021 461 1114 / 08000 55555 Help line for all forms of child abuse
Rehab info International rehab info
Intervention Support International intervention support
Alcohol & Drug Education & Outpatient treatment
SANCA 021 945 4080 Information, school education and policies, Employee Assistance Programmes for industry, training
Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre 021 447 8026 Education & counselling. They have a great website: www.drugcentre.org.za
UCT Department of Pharmacology 021 406 6286 Identification of different substances
Drug Free Helderberg 082 850 3173 Information, training, education, referral.
In-patient Treatment Centres
Stepping Stones Addiction Centre 021 783 4230 Intensive holistic treatment facility for alcohol and drug addiction, as well as related disorders such as gambling and eating. Specialised adolescent and young adult programme. Outpatient family programme. Full hospital facilities. COSHASA registered. Medical Aid Rates
The Bethesda Christian Rehab 083 258 2832 Inpatient treatment facility for alcoholism, drug addition and depressions. Family involvement on request. Medical Aid rates. Supervised intensive Step Work up to Step Five of the 12-Step Programme. Spiritual and Emotional Development Courses
Kenilworth Place 021 797 0190 Inpatient treatment facility for alcohol & drug addition. Family programme. Medical Aid rates.
Crescent Clinic 021 762 7666 Drug and Alcohol treatment. Medical Aid Rates
De Novo 021 988 1138 Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation.
De Novo Youth Centre 021 988 1108 Drug rehabilitation for adolescents.
Toevlug 023 342 1162 Drug rehabilitation. Subsidised
Hesketh King 021 884 4600 Alcohol rehabilitation (No detox facility). Subsidised.
Ramot 021 939 2033 Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation
H.A.R.C. programme 021 703 7886 / 021 704 2632 Islamic orientated drug rehabilitation programme.
Libertas Hospital 021 591 1151 Islamic orientated drug rehabilitation programme.
Self help – Alcohol & Drug Support Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous 021 418 0020 Support group for people with a problem with alcohol www.alcoholicsanonymous.cape.org.za
Alanon 021 418 0021 Support for families & friends of people who have a problem with alcohol
Alateen 021 418 0021 Support for teenagers with a parent who has a problem with alcohol
AACoA 021 418 0021 Support for adults who grew up with a problem drinker
CoDA 021 783 4230 Support for people who want to have healthy and loving relationships with themselves and others
Narcotics Anonymous 0881 300 327 Support group for people with a drug problem www.na.org.za
Naranon 0881 296 791 Support groups for family's of people with a drug problem www.naranon.org.za
Tough Love 021 438 9662 Support groups for parents. Parenting skills
SANCA 021 945 4080 Drug and alcohol counselling and EAPs, education, TADA groups.
Help 082 788 3939 Helderberg parents empowerment and support group for parents whose children have a problem with drugs or alcohol.
Smoking
National Cancer Association 0800 226622 Information and prevention
Smokenders 021 788 9120 Information & support group to stop smoking cigarettes.
Eating disorders
Stepping Stones Addiction Centre 021 783 4230 Intensive holistic treatment facility for alcohol and drug addiction, as well as related disorders such as gambling and eating. Specialised adolescent and young adult programme. Outpatient family programme. Full hospital facilities. COSHASA registered. Medical Aid Rates
Kenilworth Clinic 021 797 1400 Inpatient eating disorder programme, adolescent unit and anxiety and depression units. Medical Aid Rates.
Overeaters Anonymous 021 438 7148 Support group for people with eating disorders
Families
FAMSA 021 461 7360 Family counselling, marriage counselling and trauma debriefing.
Parents Centre 021 671 9142 Information and parenting workshops
Welfare Department 021 461 3400 Community resource centres for families in crisis
Adoption Centre 021 674 4170 Support groups for adopted children, adoptive parents and biological parents of adopted children
Gambling
National Helpline 0800 006 008 Help for problem gamblers and their families
Abuse/Rape/Pregnancy/Incest
Nicro 021 422 1690 Support for abused women.
Rape Crisis 021 447 9762 Confidential counselling for rape victims and advice.
Options 021 592 2183 Confidential counselling and testing for teen pregnancy. Sex education programmes.
Rapcan 021 448 9034 Confidential information, help and support for children, adolescents and young adults who have been sexually abused.
Patch/Helderberg Child Abuse Centre 021 852 6110 Support for victims of child sexual abuse
Sexually Transmitted Diseases & HIV/AIDS
Testing & assistance from local day clinics
see telephone directory under "Department of Health"
ATIC 021 400 2682 AIDS/HIV counselling, support and counselor training
SHARP 021 650 5022 Peer based support & educational worshops for youth. SHARP stands for Student HIV/Aids Resistance Programme.
Depression & Anxiety
Support 0860 118 392 Counselling, referrals, literature and support groups around the country
Death
Hospice 021 531 2094 Nurturing care for the terminally ill
Compassionate Friends 021 788 5341 Support group for bereaved parents and other family members
Hospitals
Groote Schuur 021 404 2155
Tygerberg 021 939 4911
Stikland 021 919 1110
Lentegeur 021 370 1111
Hottentots Holland 021 852 1334
Vergelegen Medicity 021 850 9000

Initial copy: � Sarah Fisher, Bridges 1999-2003
Updated and expanded by CapeInfo

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