drug addiction

 
Want to quit smoking? Breathe
Want to quit smoking? Breathe
Many smokers reading this article must have contemplated the idea of wanting to give up smoking several times but failed because it was such a...
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...
'Bluetoothing': The drug myth that fooled a nation?
'Bluetoothing': The drug myth that fooled a nation?
Experts have warned that the “bluetoothing” drug fad is not as widespread as media reports have led the public to believe — and warn that...
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...
Nyaope addiction tests a community's spirit
Nyaope addiction tests a community's spirit
It’s 7.30am on an overcast Saturday in Enkangala, a rural township near the Mpumalanga border. Residents start to trickle into the community...
‘No home, no money, no medicine – but who cares? I don't exist'
‘No home, no money, no medicine – but who cares? I don't exist'
Two ragged men stand at a busy intersection near Durban's central business district. The drivers in glossy cars speed past, taking little notice of...
[Slideshow]Nyaope addict: I've become an animal
[Slideshow]Nyaope addict: I've become an animal
Lindokuhle Sobhekwa spent months photographing nyaope addicts. His extraordinary images seek to capture the human side of these people in the grip of addiction.
[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.
Addicted to drug addiction memoirs
Addicted to drug addiction memoirs
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)...
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. 
Life's precipice puts addiction into perspective
Life's precipice puts addiction into perspective
One in 10 South Africans will suffer from addiction in their lives, according to the Medical Research Council. Amy Green spoke to three addicts...

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