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Addiction Hijacking the Brain

Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation.

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The CYPSA Report 2017 - Using Dagga is Not a Victimless Crime

​Despite the many unsubstantiated claims to the contrary, made by those advocating the legalization of dagga in South Africa, the 2017 CYPSA REPORT highlights the fact that it is the young people, the future of our nation, that are harmed the most by dagga.

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​Children as young as nine years old are involving themselves in a trend known as 'sexting' which has spread through South African schools like a plague.

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The Dangers of Smoking Hubbly Bubbly (Hookah Pipe)

The hookah pipe is becoming more and more popular amongst the young people of South Africa. It is usually seen as a social practice and has in many places become a culture and has gained tremendous popularity. ut sadly enough, young people are not always exposed to and aware of the dangers of smoking the hookah pipe.

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Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you're worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs...

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Overcoming Pornography Addiction

To many of us pornography is a harmless past-time, our way of relieving stress and tension and a victimless 'crime' – no one gets hurt. The fact however is that pornography is addictive. Viewing pornography releases pleasure chemicals in the brain in the same way as street drugs and millions are finding that they simply cannot free themselves from its addictive powers.

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Info on Cannabis / Dagga / Marijuana

Cannabis is the most commonly abused illicit drug in South Africa. It is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in cannabis is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol; THC for short.

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