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Nyaope, the Street Drug That's the Scourge of South Africa's Townships


Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, disease, protection, world, health )

Cal
- 169 days ago - globalpost.com
Dangerous cocktail of heroin and anti-HIV drugs lets some of South Africa's poorest get high for just $3 a hit.



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Birgitta S. (216)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:27 pm
wanted to get "HIGH" out of Misery ....... :-((((((((((((((((((
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 6:46 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Susan Allen (208)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 10:46 pm
So very sad. Desperation leads to all sorts of destructive behavior. When someone is hurting so badly, both physically and mentally, they are apt to do anything to feel better even for short periods of time, consequences be damned. Misery begets more misery.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Thursday October 31, 2013, 11:48 pm
I didn't notice anything mentioned about the drug dealers. If the addicts can no longer get their hands on the drug, they'll be sick enough and desperate enough to seek treatment. Some examples of those who sought treatment were mentioned in the article. This is a deadly drug. It often contains toxic substances. The addicts aren't rational enough to care about what's in the drug, but the dealer is and needs to be made responsible for his (or her) actions.
 

paula eaton (30)
Friday November 1, 2013, 1:19 am
Sad story.
 

Jill Vickerman (428)
Friday November 1, 2013, 2:15 am
I dont know if South Africa has a worse drug problem than many other countries, I know that before this new concoction there was Tik, which is also some horrible mixture. This stuff is cheaper than alcohol apparently, which doesnt help either. I once read about a man on a murder charge, but he couldnt remember anything, even though he was guilty. he was high on tik, its a terrible drug.If people want to take something this country is blessed with the best marijuana in the world , so why take this dangerous stuff that makes you mad? its probably cheaper too..I think it must be hard for youth to get to adulthood without getting waylaid by drugs. Much harder than it used to be for my generation. we didnt have all this chemical stuff, only natural..from the earth.
 

John S. (294)
Friday November 1, 2013, 3:27 am
Noted.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday November 1, 2013, 6:28 am
It's the same with any drug. It's cheap because the ingredients are. Ever wonder what the kids are smoking when they're smoking weed? It could be laced with just about anything from PCP to Formaldehyde. This problem is typical of addiction the world over. Overpopulation and economic destitution are the same the world over. The 1% like it that way.
 

. (0)
Friday November 1, 2013, 10:50 am
Very sad situation. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Dale O. (177)
Friday November 1, 2013, 8:29 pm
Sad, there are always those parasites hoping to enrich themselves by producing yet another drug that claims the lives and hopes of yet another generation.
 

Gysele van Santen (200)
Friday November 1, 2013, 10:06 pm
why ruin perfectly good weed, just look at the results-no good for anyone.
 

Rebecca D. (32)
Friday November 1, 2013, 11:58 pm
Awful.
 

Franck Rio (45)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:49 am
Noted
 

Robin T. (14)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 5:57 am
Unemployment and horrific conditions in squatters camps that are allowed to spring up without any control are a major cause of drug taking as it allows them a temporary escape from the reality of their lives.
Government has failed to reduce unemployment and is unwilling to step in and take control of illegal squatter camps.
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (235)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 12:49 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Debbie Tate (17)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 2:06 pm
Noted! So Sad
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 2:21 am
who thinks of this?
 
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