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Are universities pathologising student issues?

Conventional therapy is relied on when social and peer-to-peer interventions may be the answer

Her office is in the streets

COSUP's interventions are all part of a harm reduction approach to substance use

Glasgow eye of storm as drug deaths spiral in Scotland

Scotland's biggest city, is the epicentre of a substance abuse crisis, which saw an unprecedented 1187 drug-related deaths last year

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

It is not just the person who drinks alcohol in excess who is harmed; the family suffers too

Want to quit smoking? Breathe

Puffing away on nicotine is unhealthy and socially no longer acceptable, but people do struggle to give it up

Letters to the editor: October 6 to 12 2017

Readers write in about the auditor witch-hunt, and drug policy

‘Bluetoothing’: The drug myth that fooled a nation?

Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.

Is codeine Africa’s drug of choice?

Common cough, flu and pain medicines can be addictive. Codeine addiction is an increasingly well-known problem in South Africa.

Nyaope addiction tests a community’s spirit

Addicts try and try again to break the habit but, with no real prospects, they can't win the battle.

‘No home, no money, no medicine – but who cares? I don’t exist’

Introduce harm-reduction and HIV programmes – especially for heroin users – before it's too late.

Addicted to drug addiction memoirs

The first instalment of our drug edition looks at books that are easy to get hooked on – if you're into misery, redemption and excruciating honesty.

We need to talk about caving in to nyaope

Ivory Park's Operation Thiba Nyaope provides support for addicts and their affected families.

Life’s precipice puts addiction into perspective

Three drug addicts tell their stories of devastation, desperation and, finally, the long road to recovery.

Dirty war on drugs in Cape Town

You push against the tide by taking down one dealer at a time - just mind the hell hounds and small children.

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