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Drug Addiction in South Africa 2014

Drug Addiction in South Africa NATIONAL STATISTICS Drug abuse is costing South Africa each year 60% 15% of crimes nationally were related to substance abuse. R20-billion of South Africans have addiction problems. What is WHOONGA? Addiction amongst Teenagers - 1 in 2 kids in the average SA home addicted to drugs or alcohol, or run the risk of becoming. Whoonga is a potent and highly addictive mixture of marijuana, heroin and HIV medications. By the age of 18 more than 60% of teenagers have become drunk. Half of which used school time or work The mixture costs around R20 on the streets, therefore is extremely easy to get hold of. time to drink. - School kids who use alcohol or drugs are 3 times more involved with violent crimes. This has become the most dependable drug, and the majority of crimes are as a result of this. Studies show that the average age of drug dependency in South Africa to be 12 years old, and dropping Drug Addiction continues to rise drastically with a variation of drugs widely available and the increase of people that have fallen victim to addiction. Over R3.5 billion is spent annually by Ĺ outh Africans to purchase Dagga. The number of South Africans in treatment for cocaine addiction increased from 1.5% in 1996 to 17.5% in 2014. Almost 110,000 people use ecstasy and pay approximately R610 million in one year. Nyaope, a mixture of dagga and heroin, is causing inestimable damage among Tshwane's township youth. Tik (methamphetamine) is the main drug of choice for 42% of Cape Town drug users. South Africa is the largest user of Mandrax (Methaqualone) in the world. REHABILITATION This visual is brought to you by 3% 2 - 6% House Regeneration is the average SUccess rate of drug rehabilitation centers that are Using prescription medication. of those admitted to drug rehabilitation centres are hooked on prescription medications. Faith based drug and alcohol Rehabilitation Centres across South Africa. Sources:

Drug Addiction in South Africa 2014

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Drug and Alcohol abuse has been an ever growing problem in South Africa. This visual outlines a range of different facts and statistics based on how much money South Africans are spending on drugs, ho...


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