drug addiction

 
Healing from shame is a marathon task
Healing from shame is a marathon task
The subtitle of Costa Carastavrakis’s memoir, I Am Costa: From Meth to Marathons, really only covers half the story. Yes, it’s a...
Read a human for a life change
Read a human for a life change
Stepping out of the house of one of Hanover Park’s high-ranking gang members — who had been shot in another of the area’s gang battles...
[Video]Heroin withdrawals: Could this drug be the answer?
[Video]Heroin withdrawals: Could this drug be the answer?
Programmes letting people swap illegal highs for medications are popping up all over the country. Here’s how they work.
A poison by any other name
A poison by any other name
A young man in his 30s came to see me, desperately wanting to save his marriage.
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.

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