What is Nyaope?
also known as whoonga, is a
dangerous and highly addictive South
African street drug.
Nyaope is a fine white powder that is
usually combined with marijuana and
What does Nyaope consist of?
powders like OMO or Skip
Crushed anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs). ARV’s
are the medications used to treat patients
Side effects of Nyaope
Bacterial infections of the blood vessels and
Liver or kidney damage
Lung complications (e.g. severe pneumonia)
REMEMBER: Nyaope is smoked with marijuana so
therefore users experience side effects from the
marijuana as well.
Because Nyaope consists of ARV’s other dangers
from using it include..
The development of new strains of the HIV virus.
Drug resistance. People using Nyaope become
resistant to legal medications as well as illagal
FACT: HIV drug resistance is growing due to
recreational use of HIV drugs rendering them
ineffective not only for drug users but non-users as
What is Cocaine?
is a powerfully addictive
stimulant that directly affects the brain.
Cocaine is a fine white powder that can
be snorted, smoked or injected.
What does Cocaine Consist of?
Cocaine (in its purest form) is extracted from
the leaves of the South American coca
Cocaine is often mixed with…
Washing Powders (e.g. Omo and Skip)
Medications that can be ground into a
powder. (e.g. Panado.)
Side effects of Cocaine
Cocaine eats away the
tissue of nose and nasal
Causes teeth to weaken
Heart arrhythmia and
Extreme weight loss.
Other Effects of Cocaine
Cocaine use over a long time period can
also lead to..
from family and friends,
What is Crystal Meth?
full name for crystal meth is
Methamphetamine is a powerful synthetic
stimulant which is highly addictive and
effects the nervous system.
Side Effects of Crystal Meth
Physical side effects
Lack of appetite
Hyperthermia - the body overheats (elevated body temperature)
Insomnia- difficulty getting to sleep, or staying asleep
Tremors and twitching