PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Brian Faul
 
Comments: 37
Article views: 984
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Brian Faul's badges.
 

The curse of street drugs

27 July 2014, 14:42

Words have no meaning in this illness. It is devastating beyond. This past week I have had the task of dealing with TIK or crystal meth drug addicts. I somehow believe most of us have no idea what is going on in the streets when it comes to drugs and the social ills this brings.

I have dealt with addicts before but nothing like this current situation unfolding.The fairly new drug on South African streets TIK or crystal meth and heroin are now freely available.

It turns you into a very ill person in body mind and spirit.It robs you of everything including your mind your dignity and your being.It turns you into a slave of addiction with the primary function of getting the next fix.Each and every waking moment is spent searching for ways and means to get hold of the drug.Including stealing from everyone and anyone on your path as the cravings are so bad.

I have witnessed people going from docile characters into being filled with hatred at themselves and others in seconds.The look in their eyes are sad.sad. Eventually after some time many of these people make it onto the streets and they become the streets or dark alley ways they congregate in.

They sleep wherever they can find a space if they have been fortunate enough to get a strong enough fix to actually fall asleep.

These are our people.These are normal everyday folk not from another planet.They mostly come from middle class to even wealthier backgrounds.They once held jobs had families mothers sisters daughters brothers fathers and uncles turned into people we no longer recognize.

The mainly Nigerian drug lords drive by in flashy cars wearing fancy gold chains and expensive watches.They are mostly dressed to the nines and come across as friendly people normal businessmen doing the rounds.Behind the facade though are ruthless business people and criminals who show no fear for authorities and openly deal in the street as if they could be selling insurance policies.They all work in a tried and tested manner by word of mouth from the addicts at first they are very friendly toward a new customer often adding a little bonus into the transaction.A few weeks later you are employed by them not of your own free will but in order to prevent the pending detox and overcome the massive cravings you will give your soul to them just for the next fix.Innocent woman and girls become part of the structure of prostitution and pushers.Men become couriers.Its very much like a business any business.Profit and loss.Profit for as long as they have someone hooked loss if the customer ends up in jail or the morgue.

I am now running a campaign to open up a shelter and rehabilitation facility next to the homeless shelter we run.We need massive assistance in this please.

Kindly spread the word and care and share you don't want to land in a situation like this believe me.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-facility/x/2614766

http://crossroadsgeorge.org.za


Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
37 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Merry Martin
Theists, please stop explaining!

SilverBack wrote a series of rebuttal articles recently, and one of the issues he raised was the scene where God instructs Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, only to rescind that instruction at the last minute.  Read more...

42 comments 365 views
Submitted by
Luthando Taitai
Let's appreciate them while they ...

There is a tendency of only showing appreciation of someone when they are gone, how many people go to bed everyday deprived this important token. Read more...

1 comments 431 views
Submitted by
Joe Johnson789
Celebrity deaths bring violent cr...

The eyes of the world were on South Africa for about ten months the trial of Oscar Pistorius lasted. It was reported as one of the most watched media events in recent history. Read more...

9 comments 840 views
Submitted by
Manny Obi-Wan Meyer
The pleasure of finding things ou...

I have often wondered how the events of my past have structured my life in the present, my various skills and propensities, my way of reflecting upon the world at large. Read more...

12 comments 639 views
Submitted by
capetowndoll
God is tangible

I am writing this to let every atheist know what happened to me when I was deeply concerned about my mother. Read more...

386 comments 4303 views
Submitted by
Inspired Parenting
10 Tips for helping our matric st...

As more than half a million matrics in South Africa begin their exams, the hopes and dreams of our country rest on their shoulders. Read more...

11 comments 742 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

It's Flash Sale Friday – one day only!

Buy 3 & get the cheapest 1 FREE: On selected DVDs, Blu-rays, series and music. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2100 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

TV Series – 2 for R299

Loads of hot titles to choose from. Shop now!

Hot offer: Up to 50% off irons

Save up to 50% on all Philips irons. While stocks last. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.