‘My husband was a drug addict – and I had no idea’

2019-09-20 15:07

"As hard as it is for me to share something so personal, I felt prompted to tell our story"

Could cannabidiol treat opioid addiction?

2019-07-07 21:00

Cannabidiol is said to help with many conditions – from insomnia to anxiety – but researchers are now questioning whether it could possibly help people who've developed an opioid addiction?

Teens' steal ARVs from parents and clinics to manufacture street drugs

2019-05-10 15:37

A group of Northern Cape children have been allegedly stealing ARVs from their parents and/or clinics, and using it to create nyaope - a highly addictive street drug.


2018-06-21 12:51

WE HAVE a huge drug problem in Mzansi.

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

Long walk against bluetooth nyaope

2017-08-14 14:56

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

Former addicts on a mission

2017-02-28 11:58

Having someone supporting you can make all the difference in fighting drug addiction and claiming back your life.

My neighbour is a heroin addict

2015-10-27 14:24

It’s a sign of the times that I am grateful that my neighbour is on heroin and not tik, as it makes him less aggressive.

Recovered drug addicts at lower risk of new addiction

2014-09-19 15:28

People who overcome drug addiction are less likely to become addicted to something else in future.


Nyaope addict shares how she got hooked

2019-09-09 12:48

The harsh realities of a nyaope addict.

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.

US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb

2018-11-30 17:17

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How giving drug addicts a safe environment reduces crime

Programmes aimed at reducing the transmission of HIV between needle users is seen by many as enabling drug addiction. Shaun Shelly from TB HIV Care explains how providing a safe environment for drug users has a positive effect on communities. Watch.

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Planning may start in brain's amygdala

2015-02-27 12:53

The amygdala, almond-shaped clusters of neurons deep in the brain, may play a vital part in long-term planning, according to a recent study.

Porn functions like drug addiction in the brain

2014-07-15 13:16

As many as one in 25 adults is affected by compulsive sexual behaviour, more commonly known as sex addiction.

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