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I Whoonga where it came from?

In April 2004 the South African government introduced free antiretroviral drugs in the public sector making ARV’s increasingly more freely available to people infected with HIV.

One of the types of ARV medications that were made available was the 1998 approved ARV medication – Efavirenz.

Patients had mixed reports about Efavirenz with some reporting effects such as dizziness, lucid dreams and nightmares, insomnia, confusion, abnormal/strange thinking, anxiety, agitation, impaired concentration, memory loss, hallucinations and delusions, euphoria, suicidal ideation, manic behaviour and depression.

Scientists began to investigate the unanticipated effects of Efavirenz revealing that it has similar hallucinogenic effects on the brain as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD).

These findings sparked a major interest in the misuse of the ARV drug and encouraged new ways to abuse it.

People began combing the ARV drug with different illegal substances eventually leading to the making and discovery of Whoonga.

Below is a video describing Whoonga Addiction in South Africa,

follow the link or alternatively click on the image to view.

Whoonga addiction in South Africa 

Whoonga Addiction in South Africa

Whoonga was previously named ‘Sugars’ but was allegedly renamed Whoonga in order to allude police officials who were attempting to crack down on the sources and distributors of the illegal substance in 2010.

Now in 2016, drug rehabilitation centres in South Africa have a nightmare on their hands.

Whoonga, also known as Nyaope, is the ‘new’ relentless drug tearing apart the lives of South Africans.

Initially found in the impoverished townships of Durban, Whoonga has filtered through South Africa leaving a trail of destruction behind it.

Facts about Whoonga

Whoonga is highly addictive.

It is, essentially, the vilest cheapest drug cocktail imaginable with a hit going for the low price of about R20.00.

The ingredients are a combination of a number of the usual suspects with a few more deadly ones added to the lethal cocktail.

What is Whoonga made from?

 

  • Rat Poison
  • Brown Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine (Tik)
  • Antiretroviral Drugs (HIV & Aids Medication – Efavirenz)
  • Household detergents
  • Ammonia
  • Chlorine

 

How is Whoonga ingested?

Most users lace their joints or tobacco with the toxic powder and smoke about six times a day.

What withdrawals can you expect?

 

  • Agonizing headaches coupled with dizziness
  • Unbearable debilitating stomach cramps
  • Night sweats
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Joint pain and muscle tension

 

The use of Whoonga

The association between Whoonga and ARV's such as Efavirenz pose serious problems South Africa, as ARV's have now gained unwanted monitory value.

There have also been reports of individuals wanting to contract HIV in order to obtain free ARV's instead of having to commit crimes in order to obtain them.

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    Posted @ 2/1/2016 5:18 PM by Phyllis   
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    Can you please give me info of your price and conditions?
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