harm reduction

Can a shot of methadone cure you from craving your shot of heroin?

Programmes letting people swap illegal highs for medications are popping up all over the country. Here’s how they work.


Southern Africa's missing drug users: We can't treat what we don't count

Catherine Sozi

No one really knows how many people inject drugs in east and southern Africa and that's a bigger problem than you think.


[WATCH] Busted: Three myths about drug addiction

If you think shutting down needle exchange programmes will keep your city free of contaminated needles, think again.


Durban delays re-opening of city's only needle exchange programme

Joan van Dyk

The project’s closure six months ago forced some injecting drug users to share needles and risk infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C.


Watch this man’s amazing transformation after he kicked heroin with the help of this

When people with diabetes inject insulin, we don't see that as an addiction. So why is opioid substitution therapy considered one?