Category: Heroin

Youth, Drug Abuse and Causes (Part 1)

The National Youth Commission Act, 1996, defines youth as people aged between 14-35 years. According to  Statistics South Africa  ‘’Youth in South Africa constituted 37% of the population in 2010, numbering 19.1 million individuals.’’ There is a rise in drug use by the youth in South Africa. This ranges from the Youth in Schools and […]

Drug Addiction Disease

Drug addiction is a disease. There’s no doubt about that. In fact experts say that drug addiction is more of a brain disease than anything else. Scientific advances have offered amazing insights into how the brain works and what drugs do to the way the brain functions. Luckily, however, this disease is treatable and curable. […]

Drug Addiction and Pregnancy

When a woman is struggling with drug addiction during her pregnancy, that drug use affects more than just her – it affects her fetus as well. The drugs can also have devastating effects on the child one he or she is born. Drug addiction and pregnancy should be treated as a very serious issue. A […]

Books on Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is the subject of many books that are out on the market today.  When you have an epidemic that so many people suffer from like drug addiction, writers often make that epidemic the subject of their books in the hopes that they will be able to help people recover from their problems and […]

How to Identify Drug Abuse In the Workplace

Certain behavioural patterns and signs can indicate possible abuse of substances by employees or colleagues. These include: Sudden mood changes; Unusual irritability or aggression; Confusion; Abnormal fluctuation in concentration and energy levels; Impaired performance of duties and responsibilities; Poor time-management; Increased frequency of short-term illnesses and absence; Deterioration in relationships with colleagues, customers or management; […]

Am I an Addict?

Addiction is a condition which involves doing things that can be pleasurable persistently or repetitively despite their consequences. Continued use or an act of compulsive behaviour can interfere with ordinary responsibilities such as work responsibilities, family, health and relationships. Sometimes people get addicted just after a few times of exposure or act. Something to think […]

Tackling substance abuse as a couple

“I, Bride/Groom, take you (Groom/Bride), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse…”. These are just some of the traditional vows that are spoken when getting married. Other couples are together and not married but what they have in common with married couples is the […]