South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||5 Ryder Road
|Region:||Central and Southern Africa|
Other:'domestic violence, employment assistance, alcoholism'
||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.