Helplines South Africa


SOUTH AFRICAN HELPLINES Alcoholics Anonymous South Africa Worldwide fellowship for alcoholics supporting those choosing to be sober. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. National helpline: 0861 HELPAA (435 722) See the AA website for a directory of provincial contact numbers and local “meeting rooms”. Al-Anon Al-Anon Family Groups is for…

Our Fear – 22 April 2016


Fear keeps us from reaching our full potential. We are made brave by constantly resisting our fears. Tian Reagon During active addiction it is fear that kept us doing the same thing every day. We had a fear that if we didn’t, we would not be able to make it through the day successfully. We…

Latest Drug Statistics – South Africa 2016


Drug use statistics in South Africa as reported by the United Nations World Drug Report of 2014 Drug Abuse remains a growing problem in South Africa with 7.06% of our population abusing narcotics of some kind. One in every 14 people are regular users adding up to a total of 3.74 million people (taken as…

Our Time


Some days are better than others, but its so easy to fall into a place of regret and self pity. Remembering the time wasted in life on fruitless endeavors. The enemy will use our emotions and our mind to keep us in this place of sorrow and despair. The longer we entertain this, the longer…

Our Stability – 20 April 2016


To overcome motion sickness take your focus to the horizon. It is so easy to act out of our emotional state. During active addiction acting on our emotions is something we did constantly. We experience emotions in order to allow us the ability to enjoy life. Take a magnificent sunset or good music for instance,…

Our Comfort – 19 April 2016


We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who dont. As a person overcoming addiction we need to propose within our hearts to make a success of this thing called life. And live for more than just the moment. So I’m sitting and thinking what I can encourage everyone with for…

Our Sufficiency – 18 April 2016


And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God. – 2 Corinthians 3:4-5 In process (recovery) we come to realize that we can not do life by ourselves. To try to do it alone…

What is Addiction


What is Addiction – Dr Gabor Mate This is an extract from Dr Gabor Mate’  All the substances of abuse, whether they’re opiates or cocaine or anything else, they’re actually pain killers. Some of them specifically are painkillers, but physical pain and emotional pain, the suffering is experienced in the same part of the brain….

The Silk Road a Deep Dark Web


The Silk Road a Deep Dark Web. This article is for informational purposes only. I would like to warn readers that pursuing this type of narcotics trade is extremely dangerous and will result in jail time.  The current drug situation in South Africa is extremely volitile as drug use and retail are on a constant…

Bitter pill: life-saving HIV drugs fuel crime and addiction in South Africa


Bitter pill: life-saving HIV drugs fuel crime and addiction in South Africa New research could shed light on the science behind ‘whoonga’ By Amar Toor Three years ago, Sipho Molefe (not his real name) was a normal 16-year-old boy — an athletic, easygoing high schooler who was well liked among his peers in rural South Africa. Today,…

SA Addiction Problem!!


1 in 10 in SA has addiction problem More than 11% of South Africans have addiction problems: and their top drugs of choice are dagga and alcohol. The facts about cocaine While South African drug abuse statistics are alarmingly inconsistent, Cathy Vos, SANCA co-ordinator, says it is clear that drug abuse is on the rise,…

Rise in Heroin Abuse


Alarming rise in SA heroin abuse June 28 2013 at 11:30am By SHAUN SMILLIE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERSA toddler died in agony from swallowing a wrap of heroin left beside his cot weeks after social workers declared he was not at risk from his drug addict parents. Johannesburg – Heroin use is in decline in many parts…