The use of illicit drugs, especially the so-called “hard drugs”, has increased in South Africa. This is reflected by the increased demand for treatment, especially marked in young people.
What are the most addictive drugs?
Posted on 4 March 2016
Cannabis use can lead to multiple health and psychiatric complications The possession and use of cannabis is illegal in South […]
Posted on 25 June 2015
Approximately 170,000 people die from alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in Europe every year.
Posted on 4 February 2015
Korsakoff’s syndrome is a brain disorder usually associated with heavy alcohol consumption over a long period.
Posted on 20 June 2014
Some of the detrimental effects of heavy alcohol use on brain function are similar to those observed with Alzheimer’s disease […]
Substance abuse in South Africa has reached near epidemic proportions. Methamphetamine (tik), marijuana and alcohol in particular are devastating to […]
Posted on 14 June 2014
When talking about the drug, marijuana and cannabis both have the same meaning.
Posted on 13 June 2014
Marijuana use is associated with substantial adverse events, including addiction and long-term cognitive dysfunction, new research suggests.
Stellenbosch doctors warn against the addiction and dependence which can develop from taking Ritalin.
Posted on 27 May 2014
Posted on 17 April 2014