Cape Times
March 10, 2005

25% of under-20s are using drugs, Medical Research Council survey finds, up from 5% in 1996.

Over 70% of all crime and violence is drug- or alcohol-related, and the reason for 95% of all trauma patients in hospitals.

Half the people whose unnatural deaths were recorded in Cape Town in 2003 had blood alcohol levels over the legal limit.

Address these problems and you address many others too!

When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse some parents feel out of their depth. That is understandable – there is a lot of confusing and scary information out there. There are more addictive substances available, legal and illegal, than ever before and every young person is at risk.

Our aim is to provide you with realistic, useful information. We know that at some time or another you're going to come across alcohol and other drugs and may want to try them out. We believe that the more information you have the more able you are to make choices and decisions.

 

When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse some educators feel out of their depth. That is understandable – there is a lot of confusing and scary information out there. There are more addictive substances available, legal and illegal, than ever before and every young person is at risk.

 

Here are some places you can turn to for help.

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