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'Nyaope' drug addicts gather nightly in 'Highrise Park' on the edge of Hillbrow. A crude form of heroin reputedly cut with anything from anti-retrovirals to rat poison and pool cleaner, nyaope is either injected or smoked with a mixture of cannabis and tobacco. The drug is cheap (about R20/ $1.70 per 'round') and devastatingly addictive, it produces a brief high, but then leaves the user with vicious withdrawal symptoms, constantly searching for the next high.