This pain is worse than hunger
Kevin Johansson Western Cape There is no one solution but one has to go to the roots and not the symptoms. The roots are dysfunctional families. We are looking at addressing this in a new way here in a certain trial area. Asking new questions. Tholakele KwaZulu-Natal Prominent people sell drugs. Start with the dealers. if no one is selling drugs our children will be safe. James via SMS I am a recovering heroin addict. Clean for 17 years. Few people realise that withdrawal from heroin (one of the addictive ingredients in nyaope) includes agonising pain to the organs, endless vomiting, sleeplessness, depression, uncontrollable diarrhoea and excruciating pain to all joints as well as weakness so severe that the affected person is incapable of standing up. Fear of these looming withdrawal symptoms will drive any addict to do whatever it takes to get a fix, including assault and possibly murder. Depending on the severity of the drug use, the time frame of the addict’s need to get another fix varies. Mine was only a couple of hours.
To come off the drug, I had to be held down for seven days while I shat my pants and puked all over myself. After that I was confined to a rehabilitation facility for two months while I decided whether I wanted to live drug-free or return to the old life and die. So to help you understand the plight of Sehurutshe and thousands of other addicts, he cannot come off the drug without assistance. He has lost the ability to control his life and will surely die without intervention. We have failed him.