Free State will also get public treatment centre for youth with drug problems

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President Jacob Zuma said in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Cape Town minutes ago that the government is very concerned about the drug and substance abuse under the youth. This is one of the social ills that must be addressed quickly, he said.

The provision of treatment is also critical, he said. “Working together, we can address this problem,” said Zuma.

He announced that new public treatment centres will be built in Northern Cape, North West, Free State, Limpopo and Eastern Cape.