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Heroin trade prospers in plain sight

April 12, 2019

The “thriving” heroin trade, estimated to be worth billions on rands, is being worsened by outdated drug policies and the neglect of marginalised communities.

Lean: South Africa’s codeine addiction

November 19, 2018

WATCH: an estimated 600,000 South Africans are addicted to this opiate, often disguised in soft drinks and promoted by rappers and singers.

Popular heart medication recalled in SA due to cancer fears

July 24, 2018

A commonly-used heart medication in South Africa has been recalled due to a recently-revealed potential link to cancer.

“Drugs destroy the real you”

OurHealth was invited to Vhembe’s Folovhodwe village to celebrate a young man’s choice to stop abusing alcohol and drugs.

Drug users scam community for next hit

October 15, 2013
Addiction & Rehabilitation   News   OurHealth  

Drug users in Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande district are using younger boys to scam money from the community to feed their habit.

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Snap shot survey report on substance abuse in nine provinces in South Africa

The results of a 2011/12 snap shot survey on community drug use in South Africa. The study was conducted among about 7,800 participants.

Tshwane schools look to curb drug use

September 29, 2013
Addiction & Rehabilitation   OurHealth  

Police and community member are looking to get students on the right side of the fight against drugs, nyope and alcohol.