(SANCA) is a non-governmental organisation whose major objectives are the prevention and treatment of Alcohol and Drug Dependence. The first of these objectives is mainly achieved through the provision of treatment services for chemically dependent people and their families (Chemical dependence is an umbrella term used to describe both alcoholism and drug dependence)
Established in 1956, SANCA came into existence in response to a need expressed by communities for assistance to deal with alcohol and other drug problems in their midst.
SANCA is a national umbrella organisation consisting of 31 Alcohol and Drug Help Centres, providing over 39 service points \ satellite offices in all the nine provinces of South Africa. Each Alcohol and Drug
Help Centre functions independently, but is affiliated to SANCA.