heroin

Heroin withdrawals: Could this drug be the answer?

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


Picaresque of 70s hippie punk

Shaun de Waal

Hitting the right notes, a memoir of white kids’ musical rebellion tells of a youth well misspent


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.


Safe spaces increase the chances of recovery

Lester Kiewit

Being an addict on the street is hard, the two men say. But trying to break the habit is the hardest