drug abuse

 
China's vow to curb fentanyl won't end US opioid crisis — experts
China's vow to curb fentanyl won't end US opioid crisis — experts
The US-China trade war truce includes a pledge by Beijing to tackle another lucrative — and deadly — export: fentanyl, a...
Our approach to drugs must change
Our approach to drugs must change
Years ago, when I was at university, I read a book, The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighbourhood. It documented a year in...
Letters to the editor: October 6 to 12 2017
Letters to the editor: October 6 to 12 2017
It is apparent that South Africans want blood. Whose blood? KPMG’s. The lynch mob mentality has finally reached the level of the best and...
Is codeine Africa's drug of choice?
Is codeine Africa's drug of choice?
Experts are becoming increasingly concerned that people requesting medication by a specific brand name or asking for a repeat prescription earlier...
How Africa's addicts are being helped to stay HIV-free
How Africa's addicts are being helped to stay HIV-free
Despite the limited data on the continent's addicts who inject drugs, new research shows that this practice is growing in East Africa and is...
[Slideshow]Lifestyles of the rich and addicted
[Slideshow]Lifestyles of the rich and addicted
A round-up of some of the most exclusive – and most expensive – treatment centres in the world.
[Video]Nyaope: 'This drug is killing us'
[Video]Nyaope: 'This drug is killing us'
In Snake Park, west of Jo'burg, the roads have no names. Jobs are scarce and hope comes in small doses. But nyaope, the drug cocktail, is plentiful.
We need to talk about caving in to nyaope
We need to talk about caving in to nyaope
The stale odour of marijuana hangs thick in the air, discarded beer bottles are littered around the entrance to *Sam Maseko's room. 
Durban's homeless face of harassment
Durban's homeless face of harassment
It’s noon, but when you head down the stairs to a space the size of a tennis court at the Berea Road train station, in Durban’s central...
Dirty war on drugs in Cape Town
Dirty war on drugs in Cape Town
Ibrahim won't stop talking, going on about how he's persecuted and religious and generally as innocent as a newborn lamb. His whinging is a...
Tanzania: The ideal destination for drug gangs
Tanzania: The ideal destination for drug gangs
In his speech on the World Day against Drugs on June 26, Tanzania's prime minister, Mizengo Pinda, lamented that drugs are a national tragedy...

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