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Safe spaces increase the chances of recovery
Safe spaces increase the chances of recovery
Joshua Kangsley and Adeeb Williams are part of a small group of heroin users trying to get “clean”. They attend an opioid substitution...
[Video]Watch this man’s amazing transformation after he kicked heroin with the help of this
[Video]Watch this man’s amazing transformation after he kicked heroin with the help of this
When people with diabetes inject insulin, we don't see that as an addiction. So why is opioid substitution therapy considered one?
East Africa’s heroin coast
East Africa’s heroin coast
Afghanistan is the home of high quality heroin, and is producing more of it than ever before. Last year an estimated 328 000 hectares of arable...
Saved: How drug users gained the power to reverse overdoses
Saved: How drug users gained the power to reverse overdoses
Alexander Walley was a twentysomething medical student when he witnessed the power of naloxone. It was the midnight shift at the Emergency...
[Video]Chasing the dragon, stalking a virus: Life, heroin and Tshwane’s needle exchange
[Video]Chasing the dragon, stalking a virus: Life, heroin and Tshwane’s needle exchange
This programme is saving heroin users on the streets of Tshwane, one clean needle at a time.
New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives
New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives
Tshwane residents who use opioid drugs such as heroin or whoonga can now swap their dangerous drugs of choice for something safer as part of an...
[Video]Inside 'bluetoothing's' fake high
[Video]Inside 'bluetoothing's' fake high
Did you know that 'bluetoothing' puts you at risk of contracting multiple bloodborne diseases and it doesn't even get you high?
[Video]'Bluetoothing': Is this drug fad really happening in South Africa?
[Video]'Bluetoothing': Is this drug fad really happening in South Africa?
Pictures of drug users injecting themselves with the blood of others have gone viral in SA.
‘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...
On the road with heroin smugglers
On the road with heroin smugglers
I first met Adam three years ago, in a forlorn place under Nelson Mandela Boulevard, the freeway that snips the City of Cape Town from its port....
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. 
Pain of getting hooked on 'hillbilly heroin' crushes developed world
Pain of getting hooked on 'hillbilly heroin' crushes developed world
For almost two decades Geni Swartzwelder has played an elaborate game of hide-and-seek with her daughter Heather. Every day, Geni (52) takes a bottle...

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