Drug Addictions

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What is Spice and Why is the Drug so Dangerous?

Synthetic cannabis, of which Spice is an example, is linked to serious health issues ranging from difficulties breathing to psychotic episodes.

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Pamphlets Available for Your School and Community – Contact Us

Suitable for high school and primary school learners. The comic is based on the true life story of a young man helped by CYPSA.

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Who Will Slay this Dagga-dragon?

We, as the youth of South Africa are greatly vexed. A hideous green dagga dragon is prowling in and around our public schools, intoxicating our dreams, destroying our futures…

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Portugal – National Survey: Increase in Psychoactive Drug Consumption

?Portugal, the iconic example of drug liberalization that is quoted over and over, had a rough landing with the release of country’s latest drug statistics revealing much of this closely-watched human experiment.

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Argument 1: They say … cigarettes and alcohol kill thousands every year and are legal, yet nobody has ever died as a result of smoking dagga and it remains illegal… but…

“What about cigarettes and alcohol?” is a red herring regularly thrown the public’s way by those advocating the legalization of dagga in South Africa

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Constitutional Court to Announce Ruling on WCHC case concerning the legalization of dagga on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 10.00am.

Constitutional Court to Announce Ruling on WCHC case concerning the legalization of dagga on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 10.00am.

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Response A – Hammanskraal, Gauteng

?Unfortunately many learners believe it will help them obtain better marks – I can’t imagine why they think that because we have experience in school of dagga smokers who regularly under-achieve.

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“…after break, I cannot teach the learners anything, they are all on a high, using dagga,”

Surveys done at 2 534 schools across South Africa point to the fact that drug abuse is a key reason behind the high failure rates of students and that dagga ranks as the third biggest problem after general drug addiction and teenage pregnancy.

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Dagga Leads to Heroin Abuse – Teachers Raise Concerns Over Legalization

Teachers around the country have raised serious concerns regarding the possible legalisation of dagga in South Africa, arguing that it could prove detrimental to the youth because it was “unrealistic to believe that legalised dagga would be controlled and kept out of the hands of young people.