Drugs, like alcohol, offer temporary refuge from myriad pressures and miseries. Those who abuse alcohol and drugs initially gain a false sense of security and superiority - but end up irrevocably hooked.
So it is heartening to see local gospel music artist Lundi doing what has eluded most addicts: admitting to his weakness and seeking help.
Drugs are part of the music scene globally. Artists are the first and easiest victims of the drug pushers.
Entertainers who are leading personal and collective crusades to rid their world of drugs need to be commended and supported.
The message is clear: If you are hooked on drugs and want to quit, the power to do so is in your own hands.