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Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act, 2008 (Act No. 70 of 2008)



Notice No. 436

21 April 2009


(English text signed by the President.)

(Assented to 19 April 2009.)



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 centers and halfway houses; to provide for the committal of persons to and from treatment centers and for their treatment, rehabilitation and skills development in such treatment centers; to provide for the establishment of the Central Drug Authority; and to provide for maters connected therewith.



It is hereby notified that the President has assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–