South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Drugs
Address: 5 Ryder Road
Country: South Africa
Region: Central and Southern Africa
UN Languages:
Other languages:
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Research
  • Training
  • Drug Treatment

  • Other:'domestic violence, employment assistance, alcoholism'
Short description:
Main goals of SANCA:
-To heighten public awareness on alcoholism, alcohol, other drugs, and related problems;
-To enlighten the public and private sector regarding prevention, treatment and research;
-To prevent and reduce chemical substance dependence and related problems amongst all communities, especially concentrating on high risk groups such as children, women and disadvantaged communities;
-To provide treatment for alcohol and other drugs dependents and their families;
-To advocate the restriction of availability of, and reduction in the demand for potentially harmful chemical dependency forming substances thereby lowering levels of drug related problems;
-To offer specialised training and education programmes and resources relating to prevention and treatment of substance abuse;
-To undertake and encourage research in the field of alcohol and other drugs;
-To mobilize and utilize community resources in the development of community services to address substance abuse and related problems;
-To make available specialised and appropriate knowledge and resources hereby empowering communities in their effort to address their own needs.
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