Parents commit to supporting recovering addicts

Parents offer support to recovering addicts.

Tsakane – Parents of recovering drug addicts, who are outpatients, participated in a support group meeting on Saturday.

The meeting is held to encourage and educate parents about drugs and how they can support their children who are trying to clean up their act.

The initiative was held by the Tsakane Communication and Sector 4 manager together with the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Sanca) Alra Park.

Also read: Giving support to recovering drug addicts and their families

Tsakane spokesperson, Sergeant Lerato Mngomezulu, says the parents’ support group is part of the ongoing Sanca Alra Park outpatient drug users programme.

“This is the first of the monthly meetings which will be held.

“Through the sessions we will be able to arm the parents with skills and ways to support their children during this difficult journey.

“We understand that the parents also went through a difficult period during their children’s addiction days.

Also read: Recovering drug addicts get motivation

“We identify their needs and try to come up with ways to support them to recover.

“Their children need their parents to support and forgive them.

“We will not be able to win the fight against drugs if we only focus on the addicts while leaving the victims of their actions behind,” she says.

Mngomezulu says she is happy about the turn-out of parents.

“This shows the parent’s commitment to the treatment and programme,” she says.

Follow us on our social media platforms:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

  AUTHOR
Doreen Mokgolo
Journalist

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Recommended Story x
Pirates hopes to sink Downs

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser
Tembisan


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser
Tembisan

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: