Drug and alcohol abuse continues to rear its ugly face in southern Africa, with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) acknowledging that drug and alcohol abuse is on the increase in Africa. SAfAIDS has been running a successful Donâ€™t Hit. Beat Abuse campaign in Lesotho and Malawi, with the aim of curbing drug and alcohol abuse within communities, as they contributed to new HIV infections and Gender based violence (GBV). Gogo Mahali from Lesotho shares with us how she eventually stopped alcohol after a mishap. Now she is advising everyone who cares to listen to stop
alcohol abuse. Her story is an interesting read. This edition also features Men and Women as Partners as they share their successes.