opioid substitution therapy (OST)

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.


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


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?


'I thought drug users just made bad choices. Then this happened'

Until two years ago, it was Sibonelo Gumede’s job to help developers get rid of people who used drugs in neighbourhoods. Then his life changed.