The Honourable President, Minister of Social Development and Health and Chairperson of the Central Drug Authority,
The people who have signed this petition, both locally and internationally are probably not aware that South Africa has almost 1-in-5 people who are addicts, twice the inernational, national norm. Throughout the world people have access to Private treatment and those run effectively operated ny NGO's in Civil Society like Place of Grace.
However in South Africa, except for the state legislated single theraputic community, requirement, of 1 Addiction Recovery centre per province for rehabilitaion centres, they render little, if any effect. By the department's own admission and their waiting periods run into years. When almost 20% of the South African Population are victims of the Disease of Addiction. This needs to change rapidly if we are even to begin the war on Drugs (incl. Alcohol) and due to South Africa's Crime Statistics which are ranked in the top ten, internationally, most of them are Substance related or Substance Induced or - Motivated. Adn through the application of Equal opportunity beds we will be able to provide Drug Diversiion programmes and definatively see a massive drop in revidivism.
We respectfully request that you action the provision of equal opportunity treatment beds and facilities as Addiction has reach epidemic proportions, and those with HIV/AIDS are highly susceptible themselves and to those out their who behave inappropriately whilst taking certain Substances.
All of those who have signed this petition on behalf of Act of Grace, Place of Grace and A.C.T. Addiction Can be Treated
This petition closed about 4 years ago
We humbly request your signature in an attempt to get the President and his relevnt Departments as well as the Central Drug Authority to change course and begin recognising that only through the...
We humbly request your signature in an attempt to get the President and his relevnt Departments as well as the Central Drug Authority to change course and begin recognising that only through the provision of Equal Opportunity beds will Addicts become well and reduce the rate of recidivism (re-arrests). Also the 25% unemployment rate does not help and neither does the fact that the majority of the people employed earn the Government stipulated minimum wage. How can they afford, Private Addiction Treatment and in, fact, mostly are the one's requiring assistance, in terms of Substance Abuse/Addiction Treatment. Thanks Guys, Sean ;-)