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Study: School Drop Out and Substance Use; Consequence or Predictor?

In this study, the relationship between reasons for school dropout and substance use is investigated.

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Dagga and Depression

Adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of marijuana (dagga) because the adolescent brain continues to develop until the age of 25.

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USA - Dr. Marc Siegel: Heavy pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome

"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."

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Gallery: Nongoma Outreach

Gallery: Outreach Nongoma Schools

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Paul and Charmaine's Story

We got married in 2010 with huge hopes and dreams of a future together – but we both had a history of substance abuse... Now we are both on the streets and our children had to live with their grandmother.

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State has 1.2 Million Hectares Available for Redistribution - Legal Expert

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...

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Cartoon: How Luyanda was Helped (Zulu)

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!

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Cartoon: How Luyanda was Helped (English)

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!

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How Phumlani was Helped

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!

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Clinton's Story

Despite dropping out of Wits, I was fortunately still able to further my studies and completed an N5 in Electrical Engineering. But I just wasn’t interested in anything outside of partying, drinking and having a ‘good time.'