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The “thriving” heroin trade, estimated to be worth billions on rands, is being worsened by outdated drug policies and the neglect of marginalised communities.

Drug withdrawal without pain?

August 17, 2015
Addiction & Rehabilitation  

Despite growing nyaope addiction, only one public health treatment centre in the country offers Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), which gives a medical helping hand to opiod drug addicts who are trying to kick their habit. Instead, addicts are expected to go ‘cold turkey’ and many relapse from sheer pain