Listen: J Sbu gets real about experimenting with drugs

Listen: J Sbu gets real about experimenting with drugs

On Tuesday afternoon, things got real on Stacey and J Sbu. The duo reflected on one year since President Ramaphosa announced that South Africa would be going under lockdown. 

J Sbu

On the 23rd of March 2020, South Africans gathered around for what is now known as a 'family meeting' with the number one citizen of the country, Ramaphosa. 

READ: KZN reacts: One-year anniversary of 'SA Lockdown' announcement by Ramaphosa

The team shared their initial reactions to the announcement. For Stacey her first thought was how would her granny whom she so affectionately refers to as her 'G-Unit' would cope and survive. Stacey's gran is still very independent in Cape Town even though Stacey's mom lives close by. 

For J Sbu on the other hand, the lockdown and pandemic in general hit really close to home - his mom is a nurse and thus a frontline worker so he was concerned for her safety and the thought that she could be infected. 

His biggest fears were realised when his mom did contract the virus: 

Even though J Sbu's mom survived Covid, during that waiting period in accessing her response to treatment that followed, J Sbu went into a really dark place. 

So much so that he started experimenting with drugs to numb the pain. 

Listen to the powerful audio, in the podcast below: 

If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, please reach out to SADAG ( South African Depression and Anxiety Group) who are always willing and ready to assist. 

You can contact them on: 0800 456 789 or visit their website here.

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