The Department of Social Development has called for input by 10 December 2023 on a draft policy intended to facilitate the more effective prevention and treatment of disorders related to substance abuse.
This is noting the link between substance abuse disorders and family dysfunction, infectious disease, chronic illness, premature death, violent crime, absenteeism, declining productivity, unemployment and school failure among many other socio-economic ills.
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