image004-1The association’s approach of prevention, treatment, advocacy and education is set to bring about a revolution in the way patients with substance use disorders are treated in South Africa. In South Africa, substance use is rife, resulting in a health system overburdened with substance-related trauma and chronic disease, and communities plagued by substance-related crime. The World Health Organisation has ranked the country as one of those with the riskiest patterns of alcohol use in the world, 30% of South Africans smoke, and illicit drug use is on the rise, but a local organisation in the Garden Route is spearheading an approach to change that……more