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The Department of Social Development has partnerships with various NGOs that deal with substance abuse. The most important of these NGOs is the South African National Council of Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction (SANCA). Faith-based organisations (FBOs) and community-based organisations (CBOs) are other key role players. Most of these organisations are subsidised and monitored by the department. Their work is complemented by research councils/institutions, Business Against Crime, treatment centres and accredited addiction counsellors, all of whom have in-depth knowledge and experience of substance abuse and are therefore able to advise government on strategies and interventions. Civil society organisations that work in the field of substance abuse in the most vulnerable groups and previously under-serviced areas require special training and support.

 


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