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by Al-Anon

Al-Anon Family Groups is for the families and friends of problem drinkers, with a special section – Alateen – for children of alchoholics, and a group for adult children of alcoholics.

Helpline: 0861 ALANON (25 26 66)

Main office: (021) 595-4508



Narcotics Anonymous SA

NA is a non-profit organisation for recovering drug addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

National 24-hour helpline: 083 900 MY NA (083 900 69 62)


SA National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Sanca provides specialised and affordable prevention and treatment services for alcohol and other drug dependence. A national body established in 1956, it has independently operated societies and counselling centres in all nine provinces.

Sanca – Johannesburg: 08611 REHAB (73422) or (011) 673-0400 or
Sanca – Western Cape: (021) 945 4080/1 or

Department of Social Development’s Substance Abuse Line

Offers support, guidance and help for people addicted to drugs and alcohol as well as their families. Run in partnership with the SA Depression and Anxiety Group.
National toll-free helpline: 0800 12 13 14 or SMS 32312