Important Numbers

Ashton Police
023 615 1782
 
Bonnievale Police
023 616 8060
 
Montagu Police
023 614 1230
 
McGregor Police
023 625 1600
 
Robertson Police
023 626 8340

 

Emergency Drug Helpline

0800 43 57 48
(0800 HELP 4 U)
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Cape Winelands District Municipality, LSAAG and MEC Albert Frits

Back row from left: Mnr Eugene Jacobs (Department of Social Development Robertson), Sister Magda Marero (Department of Health Robertson), Cllr C Meyer (Cape Winelands District Municipality), Schané Potgieter (STAND), DB Janse (MAYCO Langeberg Municipality, Cllr JDF van Zyl (Langeberg Municipality), Const Rudolph Valentyn , Jo-Anne Otto (Cape Winelands) , Dirk Eland( Department of Social Development Worcester Regional office manager)

Front row from left: Claude Schroeder (Executive Director Rural and Social Development Cape Winelands District Municipality), Cllr Wilma Strauss (Member of Mayco), MEC Albert Fritz (Department of Social Development), Stacey Doorly – Jones (STAND), Executive Mayor Helena von Schlicht ( Cape Winelands District Municipality), GB Joubert ( Dep Exe Mayor Langeberg Municipality) Chantal Pepper (Department of Social Development), Devon de Koker (STAND)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marches for International Day against

Substance Abuse and illicit Trafficking

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Langeberg Substance Abuse Action Group (LSAAG) Shattering The Myth of Substance Abuse

Over a period of 3 days from 13th to 15th June 2016 and targeting over 2800 school pupils at 8 schools in the Langeberg District, the Langeberg Substance Abuse Action Group (LSAAG) drove home the strong message of Shattering the Myth of Substance Abuse! LSAAG proudly partnered with Denzil Moses, who was born into a family of gangsterism and drugs in the Cape Flats and at the age of 18 became the leader of the Fancy Boys gang until he was shot in the head by his own brother and declared clinically dead.

 

Today Denzil dedicates his life to educating and rehabilitating gang members. Department of Social Development and Langeberg Municipality also took part in the initiative by providing pens and the presence of a Social Worker at the schools. This powerful intervention was made possible by the Graham & Rhona Beck Development Trust and the Second Chance Trust who are working together to address the substance abuse pandemic in the Western Cape.

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Denzil Addressing Zolani CP Combined

Denzil Addressing Zolani CP Combined

Denzil Kiewiets (rap artist) Olin Kiewietz and Denzil Moses

Denzil Kiewiets (rap artist) Olin Kiewietz (LSAAG Co-ordinator) and Denzil Moses

Participating Schools

 

Date

School

Town

Pupils

13 June 2016

Ashbury Primary School

Montagu

770

13 June 2016

Concordia Primary School

Montagu

138

13 June 2016

Keisie Primary School (awaiting confirmation)

Montagu

111

14 June 2016

Zolani CP Combined

Ashton

136

14 June 2016

McGregor Primary School

McGregor

252

15 June 2016

Langeberg Secondary School

Robertson

750

15 June 2016

HVenter Primer

Ashton

300

15 June 2016

Bonnievale Primary School

Bonnievale

349

 

 

TOTAL

2806 pupils


Langeberg Substance Abuse Action Group

 


RAD Hip Hop Substance Abuse Awareness Campaign


UWC Substance Abuse Training Course

I thought the UWC Substance Abuse course was extremely well presented and very motivating but without a facility we are like a ship without a rudder... The same problem remains... there are no facilities here and so all the motivation in the world really is thwarted. The Region needs a base to build on and this ,I feel is crucial. Those who can really help and talk to addicts can go there and there would be a concentration of help that is effective.

Colleen


I would hereby like to thank LSAAG and UWC for the opportunity afforded to partake in the Substance abuse training. At this stage words cannot express the value and impact it made in my life as to helping and assisting our members and ultimately our community. As facilitator, at the CADALAC Montagu group and assisting in the Ashton group (STONE and CADALAC members in Ashton), it has empowered me to accurately identify and address which stage the client is, and which methods to use. Emphasizing that each individual is different and ought to be treated as such.  A big shout out as to how the presentation / training were done. It also gave me opportunity to network with other support groups. And hearing what and how they're doing.

Dorisca


I found the above mentioned training very informative and interesting. This information explained to me why individuals who misuse substance behave in a certain manner. The motivational interview skills and the screening tools are both helpful information.  This will enable me to address each individual and to focus on the individual`s own needs. In closing the training was educational , a learning experience and I enjoyed the training very much! Ten out of Ten!!  Once again thank you so much for the opportunity to attend such a kind of training.

Jenny


I have learned how express my feelings, I've learned how to deal with addicts, how to have patience with them and not to be judgmental.  Provide psycho - social support to all victims of abuse and those who have been exposed. This course has helped me a lot and I've learned so many things about substance abuse, and I'm looking forward to do another course.

Gillian Klink


Signature Programme Participants from Bonnievale Graduation Day

Thank you so much to LSAAG and 2nd Chance for this amazing opportunity - hope to work together in the future!

Lynn-Joy

Announcing a Pilot Community Based Outpatient Treatment Programme for the Langeberg Region.

Substance abuse is crippling our communities and is a primary health issue, a crime issue, a social development issue and a criminal justice issue. Over the past year, the Langeberg Region has seen a sharp average increase of 31.86%, in drug-related crimes (Crimestatssa) with Tik and alcohol abuse being an unrelenting affliction.
In response, the Langeberg Substance Abuse Action Group (LSAAG) established in May 2012 is launching the first registered Community Based Outpatient Treatment Programme (CBT) in the Langeberg Region in February 2019, with the Town of McGregor selected as the first Pilot Town.

“Community Based Treatment is a specific integrated model of treatment for people affected by drug use and dependence within the community which provides a continuum of care from outreach and low threshold services, through detoxification and stabilisation to aftercare and integration. It involves the coordination of a number of health, social and other non-specialist services needed to meet the patient’s needs. Strong support is also given to the patient’s family and the community to address the drug and alcohol problems in their complexity and to ensure efficient and long-term results.

The LSAAG Community Based Treatment Programme and other associated projects are developed, managed and administered from a registered Non Profit Company - Social Transformation Action Defined (STAND). The LSAAG project does not align itself with any one particular organisation or individual but rather encourages the involvement and input of all relevant role-players within each Town.

This initiative has been endorsed by Executive Mayor Dr.Helena von Schlicht of the Cape Winelands District Municipality, the Executive Mayor Henry Jansen of Langeberg Municipality and the Ministry of Social Development MEC Albert Fritz. “If ever there was a time for service providers to work together to demonstrate and prove the value that collaboration provides, now is that time. This approach to substance abuse treatment is pioneering and provides a powerful opportunity to engage communities, service providers, farm owners, business owners, Government and the general public in collectively dealing with this challenge,” says Executive Mayor Dr.Helena von Schlicht Cape Winelands District Municipality.

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