Adolescent Substance Abuse Programme
Substance abuse is a growing problem among South Africa’s teens but early intervention has the potential to prevent substance use and abuse from turning into full-blown addiction.
Changes Rehab, Johannesburg launched the Adolescent Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) in September 2022.
All Too Often…
By the time the families, our justice system and schools intervene the problem has unfortunately progressed beyond experimentation and casual use. If there is even a hint of substance abuse in a young person you know, this includes alcohol, please act swiftly. The alternative is a long road of addiction and its dire consequences to be faced ahead. Importantly, both alcohol and cannabis abuse have the potential to cause dangerous consequences and long-term problems.
What is ASAP?
Changes Rehab’s ASAP initiative is an outpatient, educational and life skills programme for thirteen to eighteen-year-old substance abusers. It is designed as a repeatable and individualised four-week course to assist teens so that they can avoid their substance abuse progressing into a full-blown addiction that can derail their lives.