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Nyaope Addiction

09 September, 2022Articles, News

Definition of Addiction

A Compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence 




Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Medically they are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia. Other medical uses include suppression of diarrhea, replacement therapy for opioid use disorder, reversing opioid overdose, and suppressing cough. 

Use: Pain relief

Mode of action: Opioid receptor




Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant. Native to Central and South Asia, the cannabis plant has been used as a drug for both recreational and entheogenic purposes and in various traditional medicines for centuries.

Geographic origin: Central and South Asia

Part(s) of plant: Flower and fruit

What is Nyaope?

Nyaope, is a street drug commonly found in South Africa.

The drug contains a mixture, but is not limited to, low-grade heroin (Opioid), Cannabis products, antiretroviral drugs and other toxic chemicals added as cutting agents. It is a highly physiologically addictive substance that is smoked by users.


Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of mood or mind-altering, substances. Nyaope mainly contains Heroin a highly addictive (opioid) and Cannabis a Psycho active substance. When you are addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.

The risk of addiction and how fast a person becomes addicted varies by drug and person. Drugs, such as opioid-based painkillers, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others.

As time passes, a person may need larger doses of the drug to get the desired effect. Soon they may need the drug just to feel better. As drug use increases, they may find that it’s increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop using may cause intense withdrawal symptoms.

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sweating
  • Shaking
  • Nervousness
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • Muscle spasms
  • Cravings for drugs

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