Nyaope Deadly Street Drug

Nyaope deadly street drug

Nyaope deadly street drug is going by many different names in different areas it is sold. In Gauteng, it is nyaope or sugars but in Durban, it’s called woonga. This drug is highly addictive and contains a mixture of substances such as cocaine, heroin, and the main ingredient antiretroviral which is HIV medication. Nyaope is extremely addictive and the recovery rate is very low as users feel heavy cravings even after first use. It is also dangerous as it reduces both heart and lung function. In overdose, heart and lung function suffer. Withdrawal symptoms involve both pain and cravings which are temporarily relieved by continuing use. This is partly due to the drug heroin and cocaine in marijuana. The effects of nyaope are: Body pain shivering insomnia glazed eyes skin infections or abscesses hallucinations weight loss changed behavior Criminal behavior eg theft and fraud moodiness  Nyaope is unique to South Africa. This drug was introduced into townships in 2006 and has now spread in popularity and arrived in Durban in 2010 where it’s called woonga. Antiretroviral drugs are being stolen and some people are selling their antiretroviral meds in desperation for money. One hit costs as much as R30 for a straw and can either be smoked or injected. Many addicts are even injecting other Nyaope user’s blood into their bloodstream otherwise known as Bluetooth.  Recently ashes from deceased nyaope users have been stolen and smoked too. Users feel euphoric and relaxed but this sensation wears off after 2 to 4 hours and another hit is then needed. Withdrawal is very uncomfortable and includes stomach cramps and feeling ill which can only be relieved by more nyaope. It is compared to the same withdrawals as heroin addiction. It is apparently unbearable and causes diarrhea and vomiting which could lead to dehydration. Nyaope deadly street drug is killing many. The drug is highly addictive and treatment is recommended or the user will relapse.

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