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MOKOPANE: Drug use statistics paint a sad picture that seems to be getting worse everyday. Research shows that the main concern is the negative effects it has on the mental and physical health of abusers. Following that we have seen the birth of the NGO in the name of Drug Addicts and Convicted Criminals (DACC) which their aim is to create a drug free society for drug users and empowering them through skills development for them not to relapse.
DACC received the certificate of excellence for the Best Youth Empowerment Programme in the province which was accompanied by trophy for the overall winner of the Best Working Youth Organization in the Limpopo Province. The awards ceremony took place on 23 June 2017 in Tzaneen at the annual Youth Parliament session under the umbrella of Limpopo Legislature.
DACC has been doing a great job by putting drug addicts on a rehabilitating programme and to date over 15 drug addicts have graduated from this programme.
Briefly Mogalakwena Municipality Mayor Cllr Andrina Matsemela, “Drug abuse is societal problem hence we are congratulating DACC for their achievement. We were so pleased to hear of your appointment to the vacant seat on the city council. We trust that you will continue to work for improved rehabilitation programs in Mogalakwena. Please be aware that you have our full support and we wish you to do more than this.”
“Nyaope is killing our youth week in and week out. It is sad that on Sunday one young male addict died near Shoprite. We call on everyone to bring their children and every nyaope victim to the rehabilitation so they can be assisted in the fight against substance abuse. We have a plan of building the rehabilitation centre and with the grace of God we pray that this dream comes true,” Matsemela said.
Matsemela emphasized that substance abuse has become a threat to the future of the society and it necessitates urgent attention.
“Our youth, as leaders of the future, must do everything to assist our government in building social cohesion and leading the Moral Regeneration campaign.