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WEDNESDAY FACT #09

As a rule of thumb, prevention of drug and alcohol abuse starts at home. Parents/Guardians should regularly talk to their children and explain the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse in a loving environment, while they are young. This helps create a strong foundation for awareness of drug use and helps parents positively influence their …

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WEDNESDAY FACT #08

One major way of treating substance abuse is by rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is a comprehensive treatment approach involving medication, behavioural counselling, psychological evaluation and long term follow-up by certified professionals at an accredited facility. SAIOutreach #HealthyAfricans #adolescents #health #substance #abuse #teens #drugs #africa 1

WEDNESDAY FACT #07

There is an associated risk of domestic violence in families with substance abuse disorders. Also, individuals with substance use disorder are also much less likely to find and keep a job compared to people who are not drug addicted. SAIOutreach #HealthyAfricans #adolescents #health #substance #abuse #teens #drugs #africa 2

WEDNESDAY FACT #06

Alcohol is a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide, with addiction a major complication__one which disrupts the normal life of victims, and creates significant health risk. Other complications include cardiovascular, hepatic and renal dysfunctions, as well as psychological complications (depressive and schizophrenic disorders). SAIOutreach #HealthyAfricans #adolescents #health #substance #abuse #teens #drugs #africa 0

WEDNESDAY FACT #05

Alcohol-related harm is determined by the volume of alcohol consumed, the pattern of drinking, and, on rare occasions, the quality of alcohol consumed. The harmful use of alcohol is a component cause of more than 200 disease and injury conditions in individuals, most notably alcohol dependence, liver cirrhosis, cancers and injuries. The latest causal relationships …

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WEDNESDAY FACT #04

Cannabis remains the most widely used illicit substance in the African Region. The highest prevalence and increase in use is being reported in West and Central Africa with rates between 5.2% and 13.5%. Africa’s Fact Sheet on Substance Abuse The harmful use of alcohol results in 3.3 million deaths each year. On average every person …

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