Addiction to Drugs in South Africa

Addiction to Drugs in South Africa 

Although crack addiction is not as common as other drug addictions in South Africa, it is the drug of choice for many prostitutes. Because of the addictiveness of crack, prostitutes continue to sell themselves to fund their habit. Currently crack is not looked at as a major problem. Most professionals in the rehabilitation industry as well as government agencies are starting to take a closer look at the drug. Many of them remember when cocaine was not heavily used in the country and now it is. It is a scare amongst many that crack could become the next big drug in South Africa due to many factors; such as, it is easy to manufacture, there are high profits, and it is extremely addictive and most addicts will do almost anything to continue using.

Crack (Crack Cocaine)

Although crack addiction is not as common as other drug addictions in South Africa, it is the drug of choice for many prostitutes. Because of the addictiveness of crack, prostitutes continue to sell themselves to fund their habit. Currently crack is not looked at as a major problem. Most professionals in the rehabilitation industry as well as government agencies are starting to take a closer look at the drug. Many of them remember when cocaine was not heavily used in the country and now it is. It is a scare amongst many that crack could become the next big drug in South Africa due to many factors; such as, it is easy to manufacture, there are high profits, and it is extremely addictive and most addicts will do almost anything to continue using.

Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth)

Crystal meth is known as “Tik” in the country, and it is estimated that 42% of drug users in Cape Town prefer crystal meth to other drugs. Statistics show that over the last few years’ crystal meth has been becoming very popular in certain areas within South Africa and addiction is on the rise. One of the worst things that worry many people is that young people are using the drug in bars and clubs to keep going. The risk of crystal meth becoming a major problem in South Africa has gotten many professionals and government agencies worried. There are certain plans being implemented to try and stop the popularity of this drug from spreading. But most experts agree that more needs to be done.

Ecstasy

Although not as popular as other countries, South Africa manufactures about one ton of ecstasy each year. Statistics show that around 110,000 people were using this drug in a 12 month period. Although ecstasy and ecstasy addiction is not yet considered a major problem in the country yet, it is becoming a rising problem with teenagers and young adults. Ecstasy is becoming easier and easier to get throughout South Africa. Many people that have admitted to taking ecstasy have also admitted to using crystal meth with it. This has many addiction experts concerned because of the serious health consequences when combining these dangerous drugs. One of the main consequences that has worried many is that the combination can lead to death.

Rehabs in South Africa on Average Have Low Success Rates

Drug and alcohol rehabs are becoming increasingly popular in South Africa, but many of them have a low success rate. This is causing people to look elsewhere or worse, choosing not to go. It is important for addicts to understand that there are options available for them and with the right help they can overcome this horrible disease known as addiction.

South Africans Choose The Cabin Chiang Mai to Help with Addiction

Thailand is a major destination for South Africans going on holiday, therefore plane tickets are reasonably priced and there are flights daily. The Cabin Chiang Mai is a professional drug and alcohol rehab center located in Thailand. The Cabin Chiang Mai offers treatment for South Africans looking to get clean from addiction and live a sober life. Besides being in Thailand, which is a magnificent country, our rehab has a 96% completion rate. Our goal is to help all addicts from around the world recover from their addiction and begin a new, drug free life.

Our Rehab is becoming more and more popular amongst South Africans and is becoming one of the best options for addicts in the country. Most people that come to Thailand from South Africa agree that the travel to get here was easy and was worth the visit.

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