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Are crystal drugs common in South Africa?

30 December, 2022Articles, News

Though cannabis is the most widely available drug in South Africa, Crystal drugs are also commonly used in South Africa.

What are Crystal drugs?

Crystal drugs are better known by their colloquial names such as tik, meth, and crystal. Crystal drugs are synthetic psycho-stimulants. They may bring feelings of euphoria, alertness, not sleeping, and a surge of energy.

The “come down” period and the withdrawal period can be very unpleasant. Causing anxiety, involuntary muscle movement, mainly in the jaw. Heart racing, and many other signs and symptoms.

Crystal drugs are also not that expensive, and easily accessible. So it’s not that difficult to find. And there are quite a few ways one can take it. These factors also contribute to how commonly they are used in South Africa.

Crystal drugs are most commonly found in the Western Cape areas. And the numbers continue to rise.

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