Articles Posted in the " Substance Abuse " Category

  • Major Drug Bust In Brackenhurst

        Major Drug Bust In Brackenhurst: In the quiet residential suburb of Brackenhurst Alberton near Glenview Primary school is where all the action took place yesterday as the raid began just before midnight. The Hawks’ Organised Crime unit seized during the raid an estimated R20 million rands worth of drug manufacturing equipment and assortment of chemicals. Raw […]


  • Why Advertise With MyAlberton

    In the sophisticated South African media market, smart consumers expect retailers to have an online presence. Newspaper websites (a sub-category of News and Information) had almost 17 million unique visitors in September 2012, spending an average of 36 minutes per visitor on newspaper sites. The number of internet users is on a rapid rise worldwide and the […]


  • Why Advertise With MyAlberton

    In the sophisticated South African media market, smart consumers expect retailers to have an online presence. Newspaper websites (a sub-category of News and Information) had almost 17 million unique visitors in September 2012, spending an average of 36 minutes per visitor on newspaper sites. The number of internet users is on a rapid rise worldwide and the […]


  • Former Church Becomes A Drug Lab

    On the 21st of July a drug lab was discovered in Nigel. Members from Nigel Metro Police and the Rural Safety Unit came across the laboratory after a fire erupted at the old Grace Church on Hallgate smallholdings. It is presumed that the fire was caused by an electrical fault, which spread to containers filled […]


  • SANCA Campaign

    MyAlberton and LandsharkIT have come together and have joined with SANCA on two of their campaigns which are the  “Tree of life” campaign and the “Quit 1 habit for 1 week” campaign. The United Nations World Drug Report has named South Africa as one of the drug capitals of the world. In fact, South Africa is ranked under […]


  • Open conversation with a drug dealer

    OPEN CONVERSATION WITH A DRUG DEALER   The therapy session started like most of my therapy session do, with the usual: How are you? Tell me a bit about yourself? What kind of help do you think you need? Never in my wildest dreams could I foresee the conversation that was about to follow.   […]


  • New drug – Strawberry Quick

    STRAWBERRY QUICK – TRICK OR TREAT?   “Hello”, Clive says nervously. “It’s..it’s me..It’s Clive”. Sam hangs up the phone. Sam is one of the many local drug dealers. He knows his clients well and is sceptic when Clive calls from an unknown number. A short while later the phone rings in the nervous hands of […]


  • The devastating effects of CAT

    THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF CAT   “Cat ruined my life”, she said with tears running down her emaciated face. She has lost her dignity, her morals, her education, her health. She caused unrepairable damage to her family relationships and have almost lost her life. Yet, she returned for one more line. Mandy started her experimentation […]


  • Nyaope the devastating street drug

    The smell of death lingers in the air. Yellow police tape marks off a corrugated iron shack adjacent to a RDP house. Nyaope, the devastating street drug, has claimed another victim. This time the victim is not the drug addict, but a vulnerable elderly lady, brutally raped and killed by her own grandchild for a […]


  • The harsh reality of substance abuse

    THE HARSH REALITY OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE   People often stand oblivious when it comes to substance abuse, thinking that it does not concern them. Reality is that drug abuse are not determined by age, race, gender, social class or economic status. It is an equal opportunity reaper, slashing families apart and destroying lives.   The […]