LIMPOPO – The recent rise in drug abuse amongst youth in Vhembe district, and a lack of facilities to assist those who are addicted and wants to quit is the main cause behind high rates of rapes, robberies and school drop-outs.
Staff shortages at clinics in Alexandra, social workers brought in for extra help and drug rehabilitation centres at some clinics – these are amongst the plans and improvements for state health institutions in Johannesburg.
The new R17-million 4th Avenue Clinic facility under construction in Alexandra is unlikely to be finished on time due to numerous delays as well as construction employees repeatedly arriving drunk for work.
WHILE eating soil has become an addiction for many African women in KwaZulu Natal, and other provinces around South Africa – it is a health issue triggered by iron and mineral deficiencies and can be treated.
Orange Farm – a relatively young township situated about 45 kilometres south of Joburg – is under siege by nyaope addicts, with residents afraid to leave their homes in case they are burgled.
The prohibition of illegal drugs has failed to stop drug use, instead fanning a massive and violent black market. This week, the UN meets to discuss whether its ‘war on drugs’ approach needs to change
The Orlando Community Policing Forum (CPF) recently held its regular anti-drug march through the neighbourhood’s streets following allegations that local drug users were behind the theft of new school tablets in the area.
As tertiary institutions reopen across the country, the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) has issued a strong warning to students to steer clear of performance-enhancing drugs.