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Addiction Watch Panel Discussion Live Streamed

Confession and recovery of an addict for Church of the Holy Ghost

Panel Discussion on Addiction
Live streaming example by Epnet Live. Church of the Holy Ghost recently held their annual Youth Festival and one of the days featured a very well presented Panel Discussion. An addict tells of her journey through normal schooling starting at the age of 15 years old which turned to drugs and selling herself to prostitution which ended up on life on the street and prison. This is a telling story and any person is able to feel the sorry of a life spent in this way. If you look at what we’re actually keeping our focus on, its violent criminals, career criminals, violent gang members, and of course drug traffickers.

SOUTH AFRICA’S DRUG PROBLEM

The numbers are going up in prison. Research has found widespread and problematic use of heroin in South Africa’s small towns, big cities and rural areas. The illicit trade in the opioid drug may have an annual cash turnover of billions of rands. But the rapid emergence of this thriving industry and its national importance have been largely ignored or misunderstood by police and government. Data on drug use is limited, and measuring heroin use is made more complicated by different regional names for drug combinations which include heroin, among them nyaope, sugars and unga. Nevertheless, it is likely that the 2015 figure of 75 000 people injecting heroin and 110 000 smoking the drug has grown significantly. The term addiction does not only refer to dependence on substances such as heroin or cocaine. A person who cannot stop taking a particular drug or chemical has a substance dependence.

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