New app to be launched to help fight addictions

Shaanaaz de Jager

A NEW smartphone application to help those battling addictions will be launched tomorrow.

The application is the brainchild of the team behind Addicts Unite, an interactive website for addicts. Ryan Maggs of Addicts Unite said the launch of the BlackBerry app tomorrow would hopefully be followed by an Android app at the end of next month.

“We have also launched the peer pressure and bullying sections on the website. We have started networking with schools to host free talks on addiction and how the site works in Nelson Mandela Bay,” Maggs said.

He said they had included peer pressure and bullying on the website because such treatment could also trigger children to experiment with drugs, gangs and violence.

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