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Research data: SUBSTANCE ABUSE
2017 Health and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among university students in nine ASEAN countries
Heavy drinking among university students has been globally recognized as a major public health burden. In the Association of Southeast Asian...Download this report
2016 Using sport as an intervention for substance abuse reduction among adolescents and young adults in three selected communities in South Africa: an exploratory study
The global prevalence of substance abuse among youth and young adults is attributed to nearly a tenth (9.8%) of the global burden of disease...
Substance abuse is a growing problem in South Africa, with just more than 13% of the population having used a substance during their lifetim...