A new drug craze sweeping through schools in KwaZulu-Natal has teachers, principals and parents at their wits’ end. Xanax, which is used to treat anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia, is available from pharmacies for R1 a tablet, but is being sold on the streets for R7 each.
"when it comes to recreational use, the problem becomes one of how much you are smoking and for how long. Studies have shown that regular users can develop cognitive and behavioral problems, and an increased risk of anxiety and depression."
Research estimates that unused state-owned land parcels in SA suitable for redistribution add up to about 1.2 million hectares, or 60% of the size of the Kruger National Park...
At the age of 13 I started smoking cigarettes as I wanted to fit in with the group I was involved with. Smoking cigarettes developed into smoking dagga. I then started taking ecstasy at night clubs where I would also drink alcohol. That’s when my life really started falling apart!