Life Stories

Shawne’s* Story

May 11, 2020

After many failed attempts at self-help the CYPSA message of hope and restoration reached me while I was living on the streets due to my self-imposed exile from my loved ones.

How Bongani* was Helped

May 1, 2020

Because of drugs I had hurt and broken so many people’s lives, especially my family.

Mbuso’s* Life Story

April 27, 2020

I grew up with my grandmother in Durban as my mother passed away when I was 3 years old.

How Josh* was Helped

April 23, 2020

Finally, I was on the brink of committing suicide – the thought had crossed my mind more than once…

How Dumisani* Was Helped

April 22, 2020

?Because of drug abuse, alcohol and my involvement in crime, I ended up in prison and joined the gangs in prison.

Fezile finds freedom…

April 20, 2020


Cartoon: Raffiq’s Story (English)

December 4, 2019

Click on the link below to download our cartoon about the harms of drug addiction. Make copies of our cartoons and distribute them at school, work, and in your community!

How Marcel was Helped

August 28, 2019

I started smoking dagga (marijuana) and then various other drugs while I was in high school. I was rebellious and became involved in crime in order to feed my drug addiction, and finally dropped out of school in grade 10.

Sifiso’s Life Story

July 2, 2019

After finishing school I went deep into a lifestyle of drug abuse for the next 5 years. I ended up living on the street, eating out of dust bins, and I once went without bathing for about three months.

How Qhawe was Helped

May 30, 2019

The problem started when I enrolled at tech. I met up with new friends who introduced me to smoking dagga, cigarettes and drinking alcohol. I ended up failing my first semester…