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Women and Substance Abuse Treatment

  March 8th marked the International Women’s Day and this year’s theme “Make it happen” speaks to equality for women. It is with this theme in...

Sober fun is possible!

Every year BOSASNet sets aside one calendar month to commemorate the Substance Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM).This year SAAM is commemorated under the theme: “Sober...

Is my substance abuse affecting my children?

  It is well known that a parent with a drug or alcohol problem can have a negative effect on their family members. This week we...

World No Tobacco Day 2014

  May 31st is World No Tobacco Day which is a day dedicated to highlight the health risks associated with smoking and advocate for reduction...

Crystal Meth

  BOSASNet has continued to raise awareness on drugs on the rise in Botswana, which means we are discussing drugs that may be new to...

Rising from the ashes

One Man' Struggles with Crack Cocaine Addiction “My advice to anyone thinking about using crack is for them to steer very clear away from it!...

Substances on the rise: Crack cocaine

  During month of April 2014 we will be looking at substances that are on the rise in Botswana. One of the substances on the...

HIV transmission and substance abuse

  The month of March is the Month of Youth Against Aids (MYAA) under the theme “Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, Zero AIDS related...

Substance Abuse and Sexual Dysfunction

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...

Substance Abuse and Sexual Dysfunction

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...

Family Finances and Substance Abuse

The month of February we focus on how Substance Abuse and Love. This week we discuss how substance abuse affects relationships. Family relationships Substance Abuse affects relationships...

Love in the Club

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...

BOSASNET 06.09.13

“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...

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

In its efforts to continue to fulfill its objectives to increase awareness and educate the public on substance use, abuse, and dependency, BOSASNet has...

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

“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...

ALCOHOL AND SAFE SEX

As we continue to recognize March as the “Month of Youth Against AIDS”, this week BOSASNet shares a few facts and tips about Alcohol...

INJECTING DRUGS AND HIV TRANSMISSION

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...

BOSA’S NET 08.03.13

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...

BOSA’S NET 01.03.13

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...

BOSA’S NET 22.02.13

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...

BOSASNET 08.02.13

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...

WHY DO PEOPLE NEED TREATMENT?

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...

DOPING IN SPORT

DOPING in sport has become a global topic of conversation since the cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted to using prohibited substances in an effort to...

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?

BOSASNet would like to wish our readers a very happy and prosperous New Year! The start of the year is a great time to reflect...

KEEP SAVE THIS FESTIVE SEASON BOSASNet

Many of us tend to associate social occasions with alcohol and the Christmas holidays are just about the biggest excuse for socialising each year. This...

PREVENTING RELAPSE BOSA Net

If you are one of the many people who have managed to make significant changes to your lifestyle this year, you will understand how...

DON’T BE A VICTIM! The festive season is upon us and parties, gatherings, functions and celebrations will be in full swing. Whilst this is a time...

THANK YOU! BOSASNet

BOSASNet would like to thank the community for their ongoing support during their financialcrisis but continue to appeal to the public for support and...

WHY WE NEED BOSANet

BOSASNet has announced that it is no longer able to provide clinical services past 30th November 2012 because of lack of funding. Here is one...

SAVE BOSASNet!

BOSASNet depends on donor funding and donations from individuals and organizations in our community in order to be able to provide our services. The core...

PREGNANCY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

When a woman is pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it is very important for her to lead a healthy life. Eating nourishing food and...

QUIT SMOKING TODAY!

Cutting down or quitting smoking can be very hard. Here are some tips to get you started: Get your smoking cessation plan off to a...

FACTSHEET: INHALANTS, SOLVENTS

Name: Inhalants, Solvents Street Names: Huffing, Sniffing Appearance: Inhalants are commonly found household substances such as glue, paint thinner, aerosol spray cans, gas, cleaning fluids and...

COCAINE

Name: Cocaine Street Names: Blow, Bump, C, Candy, Charlie, Coke, Snow Appearance: Flaky powder Taken: Snorted, smoked, or injected Addictive: Yes Physical Effects: Constricted blood vessels, dilated pupils, nasal...

FACT SHEET: CRACK COCAINE

Name: Crack Cocaine Street Names: Crack, rock, freebase, cookie, hard, iron Appearance: White nuggets with jagged edges Taken: Smoked Addictive: Yes Physical Effects: Loss of appetite, increased heart rate,...

DRUG FACTS SHEET:Ecstasy

Name: Ecstasy Street Names: E, X, MDMA, XTC, Love Drug Appearance: Tablets or capsules usually with a graphic design or logo Taken:  Swallowed; crushed and snorted, smoked,...

FUNDRAISING CHARITY WALK

Miss Layani Makwinja has been walking and cycling from Kang to Gaborone to raise funds for and awareness about the Botswana Substance Abuse Support...

BOSASNET 22.06.2012

Dear child I am parent. It’s amazing how time goes by; it seems like yesterday when I held you in my arms at the hospital...

THOUGHTS OF A BINGE DRINKER

Wednesday “It’s a Wednesday and the weekend is around the corner. I finished all my pay this past weekend and I don’t have money. If...

TEENS CHALLENGE: MYTH OR FACT

Do you know everything about alcohol? Is what you know about alcohol true or just myths? Play this game called ‘Myth or Truth’ with your...