SOUTH AFRICAN HELPLINES/ Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centres
Houghton House 24/7 Emergency Helpline 079 770 7532
Narcotics Anonymous SA Helplines / Drug Rehab Centres
Narcotics Anonymous is a free and non-profit fellowship of people for whom drugs have become a major problem. NA’s program, open to addicts of all ages, nationalities, cultures, creed, gender identity, and religions. The only condition for membership is a desire to stop using.
National 24-hour helpline: 083 900 MY NA (083 900 69 62)
Alcoholics Anonymous Helplines
The only requirement to be a member of this group is a desire to stop drinking. AA is a worldwide fellowship for alcoholics assisting and supporting those choosing to be sober.
South African National helpline: 0861 HELPAA (435 722)
See the AA website https://www.aasouthafrica.org.za/ for contact numbers and “meeting rooms” locally.
Al-Anon Family Groups Helplines/Alcohol Rehab Centres
Al-Anon Family Groups is for people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem,the families and friends of problem drinkers,
Alateen – for children of alchoholics, and a group for adult children of alcoholics.
Helpline: 0861 ALANON (25 26 66)
Main office: (021) 595-4508
SA Helplines 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: Phone: 011 892 3829 or 076 535 1701
firstname.lastname@example.org 08611 REHAB (73422) or (011) 673-0400
Childline South Africa
24-hour toll-free helpline: 08000 55 555
Information, support and assistance to children and their families
Physical and sexual abuse, behavioural problems, substance abuse, legal advice and trafficking.
SA Depression and Anxiety Group.
SADAG Mental Health Line
011 234 4837
Child Welfare South Africa
PROTECTING THE CHILDREN IN OUR COUNTRY FROM ALL KINDS OF ABUSE
260 affiliated child welfare societies, organisations and community outreach projects.
The largest non-profit, non-governmental organisation in South Africa – child protection and child care and family development.
Report neglect or abuse of a child: 0861 4 CHILD (24453)
National: (011) 452-4110
Police Child Protection Units
The South African Police Unit.
Special police units investigate violent crimes against children and offer specialised services to child victims of crime: Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences
Emergency number: 10111
Crime Stop: 08600 10111
Report cases of child abuse for police investigation: email@example.com
Women in crisis
Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust works to prevent rape, offers healing to survivors, and works towards legal reforms that will ensure perpetrators are brought to justice. Services include counselling, court preparation, support groups, important contact numbers. Non-governmental organisation.
021 447-9762 (Observatory)
021 633 9229 (Athlone)
021 361 9085 (Khayalitsha)
People Opposed to Woman Abuse (Powa)
Gauteng-based organisation offering shelter, counselling and legal support to women in abusive relationships, rape survivors, survivors of incest.
Helpline: 083 765 1235
Stop Gender Abuse
Crisis counselling for women who have been raped or abused, advice and support for people wanting to support women in need of help, legal and other options available for abused women and rape survivors. Run by LifeLine Southern Africa.
Toll-free helpline: 0800 150 150
Helplines South Africa – South Africa | Rehab and Drug Support
All lines link to resources
Drugs & alcohol
12 Step Org: Resources and Information about the 12 Step Programme
European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA)
Addictionology: SA’s hub for addiction and recovery
The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
Food & eating
Gamblers Anonymous Meetings in South Africa
National Responsible Gambling Programme
Depression and Anxiety
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