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SUBSTANCES ON THE RISE: CRACK COCAINE

SUBSTANCES ON THE RISE: CRACK COCAINE

Apr. 4 | During month of April 2014 we will be looking at substances that are on the rise in Botswana. One of the substances on the rise is “crack cocaine”.  “Crack” is the name given to cocaine that has been processed and transformed...

COUPLES HIV COUNSELLING/TESTING AND RECOVERY (CHCT)

COUPLES HIV COUNSELLING/TESTING AND RECOVERY (CHCT)

Mar. 21 | In continuing to recognise March as Month of Youth Against AIDS (MYAA), this week BOSASNet looks at the importance of counselling amongst couples while in recovery from substance abuse or dependency. Often couples come to BOSASNet for support...

HIV TRANSMISSION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

HIV TRANSMISSION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Mar. 14 | The month of March is the Month of Youth Against Aids (MYAA) under the theme “Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS related deaths”. This month will be addressing the link between substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Substance abuse...

BOSASNET CROSSWORD PUZZLE

BOSASNET CROSSWORD PUZZLE

Mar. 7 | March is the Month of Youth Against AIDS. BOSASNet challenges you to test your knowledge of Substances, HIV & AIDS, and Youth with our exciting crossword puzzle below. (Answers will be shared on the next issue of The Voice) ACROSS 1. Causes loss of...

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION

Feb. 28 | BOSASNET In continuing with our month of love theme the topic for this week is “substance abuse and its impact on sexual dysfunction.” Sex is one of the most cited reasons for problems or successes in relationships and we are going to explore some...

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND RELATIONSHIPS

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND RELATIONSHIPS

Feb. 14 | BOSASNET During the month of February we focus on Substance Abuse and Love. This week we discuss how substance abuse affects relationships. Substance Abuse affects relationships in many ways; it can have direct and indirect impact on any family member...

LOVE IN THE CLUB

LOVE IN THE CLUB

Feb. 7 | On the 14th of February we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. We have therefore decided to look at substance abuse and romance. Single, and sometimes even married, people go out to nightclubs and drinking spots to find romance. When looking for a...

BOUNCING BACK FROM RELAPSE

BOUNCING BACK FROM RELAPSE

Jan. 31 | When in recovery from substance abuse, we may sometimes find ourselves in relapse, having taken a step or some steps back.  This can be a hard place to be. Family and friends including yourself may start to think and believe that you were not serious...

NEW YEAR: RE-COMMITTING

NEW YEAR: RE-COMMITTING

Jan. 17 | The beginning of every year is always an exciting time: the clean slate we are given comes with a new positive attitude and outlook for the year to come.  We make New Year’s resolutions and re-commit to old resolutions often regarding different aspects...

MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA

Oct. 10 | During the month of October we will be looking at Marijuana. Marijuana is the second most used substance after alcohol amongst clients who visit BOSASNet. What is Marijuana? Marijuana is a green plant. The main mind-altering (psychoactive) ingredient...

BOSASNET 06.09.13

BOSASNET 06.09.13

Sep. 6 | “What’s Our Role As a Nation? The last of a series of “What’s Your Role” articles that ran through this month looks at the role of the nation in preventing youth substance use. A nation is made up of the population of its people and if part...

SAAM 2013: ‘Preventing Youth and Substance Use – What’s Your Role?’

SAAM 2013: ‘Preventing Youth and Substance Use – What’s Your Role?’

Jul. 12 | In its efforts to continue to fulfill its objectives to increase awareness and educate the public on substance use, abuse, and dependency, BOSASNet has chosen the month of August 2013 to commemorate its 3rd annual Substance Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM). This...

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCY- IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU OR ME!

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCY- IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU OR ME!

May. 3 | “Morally weak.” “A character defi ciency.” “Lacking will power.” “Poverty stricken.” “Uneducated.” “Mentally unbalanced.” or “A product of a dysfunctional family”. These are some of the popular misconceptions and stereotypes...

ALCOHOL AND SAFE SEX

ALCOHOL AND SAFE SEX

Mar. 29 | As we continue to recognize March as the “Month of Youth Against AIDS”, this week BOSASNet shares a few facts and tips about Alcohol and Safe Sex.   How and why alcohol affects sexual behavior? • Excessive use of Alcohol interferes with decision-making...

INJECTING DRUGS AND HIV TRANSMISSION

INJECTING DRUGS AND HIV TRANSMISSION

Mar. 15 | Alcohol and other drug abuse have been strongly linked with HIV and AIDS in Botswana.  Modes of ingesting drugs, particularly injecting drug use, have been identified as a strong behavioural risk factor for HIV transmission.  With recent cases of people...

BOSA’S NET 08.03.13

BOSA’S NET 08.03.13

Mar. 8 | Month of Youth Against AIDS March is the ‘Month of Youth Against AIDS and throughout the month, BOSASNet will be exploring the links between substance abuse and the risk of contracting HIV and other infections. What does substance abuse have to do with...

BOSA’S NET 01.03.13

BOSA’S NET 01.03.13

Mar. 1 | WARNING SIGNS Substance use amongst the youth is a growing concern in Botswana. Substances such as nicotine, alcohol, inhalants, and marijuana are amongst a few that youth experiment on or use. For some youth this becomes a habit they can break, while...

BOSA’S NET 22.02.13

BOSA’S NET 22.02.13

Feb. 22 | JUMP FOR BASA’S NET Felicity Hunter (BOSASNet Board Member) and Cathy Malejane (Host of Duma FM’s ‘The Cookie Jar’) are tandem skydiving to raise money for Botswana Substance Abuse Support Network (BOSASNet). BOSASNet is a non-governmental...

BOSASNET 08.02.13

BOSASNET 08.02.13

Feb. 8 | WHY ‘YOUTH’? THIS year, BOSASNet will launch its Youth Programme, which will include substance abuse and dependency education, awareness activities, and outpatient counselling specially targeted at youth aged 13 to 20. To introduce this, BOSASNet...

WHY DO PEOPLE NEED TREATMENT?

WHY DO PEOPLE NEED TREATMENT?

Feb. 1 | Last year we reported that BOSASNet was threatened with closure because of lack of funding. Although we are now back open for business, we are still not out of the woods and need the support of the community this year to help us provide essential services...