Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Premier Modise calls for united action against scourge of drug abuse

Imogen Vollenhoven
29 June 2013

North West Premier Thandi Modise has called for united action against the scourge of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. 

Modise said communities need to support young people by identifying and blowing the whistle on drug lords and those establishments that are selling alcohol to the underage.

Premier Spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele said that there is a need to intensify the onslaught against drug and alcohol abuse to build a drug free South Africa and communities that care.

“Because we cannot afford to loose our youth who are our future leaders to drugs like nyaope and alcohol abuse,” Kgwele said.

Kgwele also added that research has confirmed that young people who start drinking alcohol at a young age are five times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependent that people who first used alcohol at ages 21 or older.

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