ACTRESS Nomsa 'Gomora Diva' Buthelezi said that as a presenter of Moja love Uyaphuza, she realised that people go through a lot.
On Tuesday, 21 March, the Dream Again Foundation will be participating in a drug awareness campaign to inspire young people to reconnect with their dreams and create a drug-free communities.
The event will be held at Huntersfield Stadium in Katlehong in Ekurhuleni from 9 am to 5 pm.
She said people have gone through traumas.
"People turn to drugs and alcohol, literally abuse themselves because it's a sign of outcry, but they dwell on drugs and alcohol instead," she said.
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She said the show proved and taught her that you should not judge people with a drug problem because these people were not born drug addicts, they go through a lot and they cannot talk.
"As a member of Tranquility Clinic Rehab and host of Moja love, Uyaphuza, I have learned to empathise with people who have a drug problem," she said.
She said that she has helped many people, almost 50 people.
Former drug addict and gospel singer Khulekani Chilli said that being addicted is very bad because you are controlled by the drugs.
"Drugs destroyed my life and I lost focus on my music career, no one wanted to work with me," he said.
Khulekani said he was grateful for the Moja Love programme that got him into Tranquilly Rehab.
Former Bloemfontein Celtic FC player, Kennedy Makara, said they give back to the communities as a token of appreciation.
"Drugs and substance abuse are a serious problem and a demon that is eating away at our future leaders," he said.
A 19-year-old pupil from Joburg said she became addicted to drugs due to trauma after the death of her cousin in 2012 and the death of her grandmother in 2021.
"These traumatic experiences made me addicted to drugs, I couldn't rely on therapy," she said.
She said she had been addicted to drugs and alcohol for a long time.
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The Chief Executive Officer of Tranquility Clinic, Gibson Kistan said Tranquility Clinic is committed to a drug-free South Africa.
"Our role in the community is to initiate and assist communities in the prevention of substance abuse and the treatment of drug users,"he said.