Very few would notice if SAA didn't exist. However, if our food production even just slows down, it will affect all of us, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Coke, meth and the like have recently become even more deadly as in many cases, deaths also involved the use of opioids, including super-potent drugs such as fentanyl.
A large international research team found that a specific gene in the human body is linked to cannabis use disorder.
Jada Pinkett Smith has told of the "resentment" she had for her drug addict father when she was growing up.
South Africa is struggling against the rising tide of drug use.
We've gone from 8 787 people admitted for drug treatment in 2016 in SA to 10 047 in 2017. We need to talk about substance abuse this SANCA Drug Awareness Week.
Regulating human behaviour is a tricky business. Sometimes, laws created to bring about positive outcomes end up backfiring.
I have witnessed families torn apart by drug addiction, living in fear of rabid family members in need of their next fix. This is why I aggressively support increasing penalties for drug dealers, writes Herman Mashaba.
A programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous may help teens recover from their addictions.
I tried Ibogaine, sleep therapy, methadone, suboxone, acupuncture, acutouch, psychotherapy, hypnosis, herbs, amino acid supplements.
While everyone's been focussing on the drug problem in Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal has been facing increasing levels of drug addiction, writes Mondli Zondo.
William Sehata founded Lesedi Youth Empowerment (LYE) to address socio-economic challenges such as crime alcohol, drugs, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and health issues among youth in Limpopo.
Problems of violence, drugs and gangsterism in places like Mitchell's Plain are symptoms of a deeper problem that could be addressed through creative processes, writes Max-Gordon Stoffberg.
His addiction was causing him to experience withdrawal symptoms which caused him to miss a show in Chicago and Baltimore.
Heroin is the drug of choice in Pietermaritzburg, while ecstasy, crack, crack cocaine and Mandrax continue growing in popularity, a police source said, which explains the growing distribution of low-grade heroin, which is known as whoonga to hundreds of addicts who congregate on the periphery of the city centre.
After all our attempts at getting Mello to overcome his addiction failed we took him to REC Wellness Center. Unbeknownst to us, he would be missing less than two weeks later.
With music videos and songs promoting a party culture, it has become cool for teens to use drugs, but it is in actual fact dangerous
According to experts a quick test for methamphetamine might reduce violence and accidents caused by the drug.
CITY DJ’s Long Walk from Joburg to Soshanguve against drug abuse.
It’s Drug Awareness Week in South Africa, and non-profit counselling centre Hope House is raising awareness around drug use by children and teens.
As drug abuse continues unabated in SA, lives are being saved behind the scenes, writes Kenneth Greeney.
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