This drug is a synthetic form of Heroin and was seriously abused over the years. It also led to many deaths because of overdosing. Welcanol was known during the eighties as the South African Heroin (Pink Heroin).

Welcanol is a schedule 7 tablet and can only be obtained with a prescription from a doctor. During the eighties was this drug popular among the drug abusers, because of the fact that Cocaine and Heroin were very scarce in South Africa.


If it is used correctly as medication, it is taken orally and is used as a strong painkiller for people like cancer sufferers.

The person that misuses this medication uses it by crushing it, mixing it with water, drawing it up in a syringe and injecting himself / herself. When the tablet is dissolved in water it has a "pink" appearance and was known on street level as "Pinks".

The popularity of "Pinks" has watered down over the years because of the fact that various people died from overdosing. When Heroin became more freely available in South Africa in the nineties, it replaced "Pinks".

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Dagga | Mandrax | LSD | XTC | Cocaine | Heroin | Rohypnol | Welcanol | Pethadine

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