Sister stands up to drugs

2016-07-19 06:00
Photo: nosipho mkhize Katsi Youth in Action members (from left) Hlombakazi Nophakela, Zipho Mkhize and Sanelisiwe Dlamini.

Photo: nosipho mkhize Katsi Youth in Action members (from left) Hlombakazi Nophakela, Zipho Mkhize and Sanelisiwe Dlamini.

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After Mkhize’s brother died she realised five months later that his son was smoking dagga.
“I spoke to a lady named Joey du Plessis from Careline in Hillcrest., which helped a lot because she taught me that addiction is not a choice, it is genetic. Drugs are a choice, not an addiction.
“Then I remembered that my dad died at the age of 39 from hepatitis B, caused by alcohol.
“Addiction is like a brain disease so people must be taught about it. That’s when I decided to help my son and his friends to get clean.”

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