Opioid deaths linked to cocaine and meth

2019-07-24 07:16

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.

Gene found that may increase risk of cannabis abuse

2019-06-25 05:18

A large international research team found that a specific gene in the human body is linked to cannabis use disorder.

WATCH: Jada Pinkett Smith resented her father

2018-12-13 12:58

Jada Pinkett Smith has told of the "resentment" she had for her drug addict father when she was growing up.


2018-07-22 10:00

South Africa is struggling against the rising tide of drug use.

80% of SA's male youth deaths are alcohol-related and drug consumption is twice the world norm

2018-06-26 22:02

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.

When well-intentioned laws have bad consequences

2018-03-22 11:01

Regulating human behaviour is a tricky business. Sometimes, laws created to bring about positive outcomes end up backfiring.

Drug lords must face harsher punishments

2017-11-17 11:01

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.

Young addicts should follow 12 steps just like AA

2017-08-14 15:37

A programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous may help teens recover from their addictions.

The story of a South African drug addict

2017-08-08 19:02

I tried Ibogaine, sleep therapy, methadone, suboxone, acupuncture, acutouch, psychotherapy, hypnosis, herbs, amino acid supplements.

There's another city with a drug problem

2017-02-23 11:55

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.


Parents live in fear of drug addicted children

2019-07-01 14:08

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.

Creativity could be the route to ending gangsterism, drug abuse in the Cape

2019-02-28 09:02

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.

Bow Wow opens up about his lean addiction

2018-09-11 13:15

His addiction was causing him to experience withdrawal symptoms which caused him to miss a show in Chicago and Baltimore.

PMB’s drug problem

2018-07-16 10:03

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.

Poetic justice for Mello not enough

2018-06-20 14:28

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.

Say no to drugs

2018-02-12 13:13

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

New test for Tik takes a few seconds

2017-10-05 10:30

According to experts a quick test for methamphetamine might reduce violence and accidents caused by the drug.

Long walk against bluetooth nyaope

2017-08-14 14:56

CITY DJ’s Long Walk from Joburg to Soshanguve against drug abuse.

Don't expel drug users from schools, help them instead

2017-06-27 15:17

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.

Rising from the ashes

2016-12-18 06:17

As drug abuse continues unabated in SA, lives are being saved behind the scenes, writes Kenneth Greeney.

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