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.

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.

Western Cape government pumps millions into substance abuse battle

2015-06-22 16:38

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz and Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo have visited the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre’s Eastridge branch to mark the start of Substance Abuse Awareness Week.

13 ways to spot drug use

2015-03-05 12:03

Do you suspect your child of drug abuse? Every parent should know the signs.

Robert Downey Jr.’s son arrested for cocaine possession

2014-07-01 15:04

Indio Falconer Downey, 20-year-old guitarist in a band called The Seams, has been arrested for drug possession.

Eminem apologises to his mom in heartfelt song

2014-05-13 10:39

After years of vitriol directed at his mom, Eminem (kinda) says sorry.

Teenage bodybuilders at risk for drug abuse

2013-11-05 11:53

Teenage boys who pump iron and pop steroids in hopes of improving their appearance may be at risk for binge drinking and drug abuse.

Kid’s book about dope

2013-02-28 15:33

Controversial book for kids teaches them all about marijuana.


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.

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.

Lance's girlfriend must testify: Judge

2015-07-03 05:00

An American judge has ordered Lance Armstrong;s girlfriend, Anna Hansen, to give a sworn statement about what she may know of his drug use.

The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA

2015-06-03 14:29

Codeine, which is used in Broncleer cough syrup and said to be the most abused over-the-counter drug in South Africa, should be used with caution, says Health24 resident doctor, Dr Owen Wiese.

ADHD linked to earlier use of illicit drugs in teens

2015-01-29 12:18

Teenagers diagnosed with ADHD are more likely to use illicit drugs. But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses.

How One Direction helped me with drugs

2014-05-29 09:11

Boy band’s latest scandal provides an unusual opportunity to parent.

Drug addiction challenges family finances

2013-12-12 10:43

Even when a drug addict begins to turn the corner, it isn't the end of the family's financial challenges.

'Crack baby' scare overblown, research says

2013-05-27 10:38

Research shows that the 1980s "crack baby" scare was overblown, finding little proof of any major long-term ill effects in children whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy.

13 ways to spot drug use

2012-11-15 10:32

Do you suspect your child of drug abuse? Every parent should know the signs.

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