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Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act, 2008

Government of South Africa Country Resources Substance Abuse Legislation South Africa 21 April 2009 Legislation/regulation prevention, substance use

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Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act, 2008

This Act intends to provide for a comprehensive national response for the combating of substance abuse; to provide for mechanisms aimed at demand and harm reduction in relation to substance abuse through prevention, early intervention, treatment and re-integration programmes; to provide for the registration and establishment of treatment centres and halfway houses; to provide for the committal of persons to and from treatment centres and for their treatment, rehabilitation and skills development in such treatment centres; to provide for the establishment of the Central Drug Authority; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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