What kind of a drug is nyaope?
Nyaope is a mixture of low grade heroin, cannabis products, antiretroviral drugs and other materials added as bulking agents. It is a highly physically additive mixture which is smoked by users.
What is nyaope?
Whoonga (also known as nyaope or wonga) is a form of black tar heroin, possibly mixed with other substances, that has come into widespread use in South Africa since 2009. Its use is concentrated in the impoverished townships of Durban, although it is claimed to be appearing in other places in South Africa as well.
What does nyaope do to humans?
Mental function is clouded and heart functions, as well as breathing functions, are slowed. Most users of nyaope start off smoking it, once their tolerance to the substance builds up, the user moves on to injecting themselves in order to achieve a more intense ‘high’.
How does nyaope feel?
The effects of nyaope include euphoria, rush and a sense of warmth. It is said that people around the individual who is using or addicted to the drug face different challenges. For example people living with the person using the drug also suffer emotional effects, such as disharmony, stress and depression.
Where is nyaope most commonly used?
Nyaope is a relatively new designer drug which is commonly used in many Black townships in South Africa.
Is nyaope a hallucinogen?
It is the hallucinatory nature of the antiretrovirals which cause them to be included in the street drug. Heroin is an addictive drug and the presence of ARVs makes nyaope an even more addictive drug mixture which can cause violent stomach cramps .
Is nyaope called sugars?
It is called different names in different areas: Nyaope in Gauteng. Sugars / Ungah in KwaZulu Natal. Ungah the Western Cape.
Can you inject nyaope?
Nyaope injecting has brought the field of SUD treatment and HIV prevention together. Those who study HIV prevention cannot do so without taking into consideration women who inject Nyaope.
What are the long term effects drugs have on you?
Drug use can also result in long-term health outcomes that include: harm to organs and systems in your body, such as your throat, stomach, lungs, liver, pancreas, heart, brain, nervous system. cancer (such as lung cancer from inhaling drugs)
Is nyaope legal or illegal?
It consists of a mixture of ei- ther heroin or dagga to which other harmful substances can be added. Both heroin and dagga are listed as undesirable dependence-producing substances in the Drugs Act. WHY IS NYAOPE ILLEGAL? It is a highly addictive, dangerous and destructive drug, unique to South Africa.
What is the street name of nyaope?
» NYAOPE has the following street names: Whoonga, Wunga, Ntashe, Mgwinya. » MANDRAX has the following street names: White Pipe, Whites, Buttons, MX, Gholfsticks, Doodies, Lizards, Press Outs, Flowers.
When was nyaope discovered?
Nyaope was first concocted in 2006 when it found a strong market in townships with a poor socio-economic background. However, it has now infiltrated every underprivileged corner of South Africa (Peltzer et al., 2010).