Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > News Updated 19 June 2013 1 in 10 in SA has addiction problem More than 11% of South Africans have addiction problems: and their top drugs of choice are dagga and alcohol. 18 iStock Related Dagga for pets in pain, says vet SA youth not sold on legal dagga: survey How alcohol damages your liver Like Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you depressed? » Ask Addiction Expert » Talk Divorce support » 'Stoner Sloth' anti-weed ads backfire The science of getting drunk While South African drug abuse statistics are alarmingly inconsistent, Cathy Vos, SANCA co-ordinator, says it is clear that drug abuse is on the rise, particularly among youngsters. Highly addictive drug called whoonga Press release NEXT ON HEALTH24X Giving up one food will help your health – and the planet 2020-01-15 14:39 More: Street drugsNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 18 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.