Sbrana battles drug smuggling

Masego Lecha Sbrana
Masego Lecha Sbrana

FRANCISTOWN: While mental facilities like Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital are taking concrete steps to keep out drugs from their facilities, it has since emerged that some addicts will go to great lengths to feed their addictions whilst on the inside.

The revelation was made at the recently ended Fourth National Mental Health Pyscho-Social Support Forum (MHPSS) that was held here from Monday to Thursday.

The forum was held under the theme, 'Mental Health in Context'. When giving her presentation entitled, 'Achieving inclusive responses for persons with mental disabilities', Masego Lecha, Principal Social Worker II at Sbrana, who is also an Internationally Certified Addiction Professional, made a startling revelation that some family members of people with substance use disorders smuggle drugs into the facility to the patients.

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