Alcoholism

Govt Winning Fight Against Drug Addiction

The chief health officer in the Ministry of Health, Setshwano Mokgwetsinyana, says Botswana has made strides in addressing drug addiction.
 
This shows in, among others, the funding of 12 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) offering rehabilitation throughout the country.
 
Mokgwetsinyana says the NGOs are funded from the alcohol levy fund, making the revelation at the official launch of training for nationals on the fight against drug abuse held at the Masa Square Hotel in Gaborone.
 

NGO: Stigma Prevents Alcoholics From Seeking Help

The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says the stigma around alcoholism is one of the main reasons why people are hesitant to seek help.
 
The organisation’s Cathy Vos says an average of around 10 000 people visit their centres for help every year and 15 percent of these are women.
 
Vos, who states that some people fear losing their jobs if they admit they're addicted to alcohol, describes alcoholism is a vicious circle, adding that while it is hard to kick the habit, with help, it is possible.
 

Europe Tops in Smoking, Drinking, Obesity

Europe has the world's highest rates of drinking and smoking, and more than half its people are too fat, putting them at high risk of heart disease, cancer and other deadly illnesses.
 
In a report on health in its European Region, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says that while many countries had reduced risk factors for premature death, rates of obesity, tobacco use and alcohol consumption ‘remain alarmingly high’.
 

FASfacts: Social Worker

FASfacts is a NGO, which aims to educate the general public on the effect of alcohol consumption during pregnancy on the unborn baby, as well as the influence that people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) have on each individual in particular and the broader community in general. FASfacts make use of Experiential Learning to convey the FAS message in local communities and nationally throughout South Africa. In order to reach these communities we establish satellite operational offices.

FASfacts seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in its offices in Worcester, Western Cape.

SANCA Lowveld: Social Worker

Lowveld Alcohol and Drug Help Centre is a nonprofit organisation that operates as an autonomous, leading service provider, affiliated since 1972 to the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA).

SANCA Lowveld seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based at its office in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Duties associated with the positions are case work, group work and community work.

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