OUTCRY AND CALL FOR RELIEF: EXPERIENCES AND SUPPORT NEEDS OF PARENTS WITH NYAOPE USERS

Keywords: Nyaope, parents, user, abuse, child, experience and support

Abstract

The abuse of nyaope as a recent drug added to the market continues to increase at an alarming rate. This drug is causing devastation in previously designated Black townships. The negative consequences of this phenomenon affect users and their parents. This qualitative study looked at the experiences and support needs of parents of nyaope users. Eight parents of nyaope users were interviewed using semi-structured face-to-face interviews. Purposive sampling was used to choose participants. The findings indicate that parents of nyaope users are overwhelmed and cry out for professional help. This study recommends that therapeutic interventions be extended to parents of nyaope users.

Author Biographies

Jan Masombuka, UNISA
Department of Social Work
Lulama Qalinge, UNISA
Retired Professor
Published
2020-03-24
How to Cite
Masombuka, J., & Qalinge, L. (2020). OUTCRY AND CALL FOR RELIEF: EXPERIENCES AND SUPPORT NEEDS OF PARENTS WITH NYAOPE USERS. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 56(1), 51-62. https://doi.org/10.15270/56-1-789
Section
Articles