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09 November 2012

Drugs: ‘Govt not doing enough’

The government is not doing enough to fight the use of drugs, said the Anti-Drug Alliance SA.

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The government is not doing enough to fight the use of drugs, said the Anti-Drug Alliance SA.

This was the view of 81% of the 33 592 people questioned in the alliance's annual survey, CEO Quentin van Kerken said.

"It is very clear the playing field has changed dramatically over the past year."

The final results of the survey was expected to be released to the public on November 19.

Highlighting the preliminary result, he said 37.5% of respondents believed that legalisation or decriminalisation was the answer to drug problem. The study revealed that 32% of respondents used dagga regularly.

He said addicts went to at least five rehabilitation centres before they finally quit, and 13.3% of users spent around R3000 a month on their drug of choice.

(Sapa, November 2012)

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