South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU): update: alcohol and drug abuse trends: July - December 2009 (Phase 27)
: Research report- other PUBLICATION YEAR
: A.Pluddemann, C.Parry, A.Bhana, S.Dada, D.FourieKEYWORDS
: ADOLESCENT BOYS
, DRUG ABUSE
, DRUG USE
: HSRC Library: shelf number 6542
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The SACENDU Project is an alcohol and other drug (AOD) sentinel surveillance system now operational in 9 provinces in South Africa: Western Cape (WC); KwaZulu-Natal (KZN); Eastern Cape (EC); Mpumalanga (MP) and Limpopo (LP) (combined as the Northern Region: NR); Gauteng (GT: Johannesburg, Pretoria); Free State (FS), Northern Cape (NC), and Northwest (NW) (combined as the Central Region (CR). The system, operational since 1996, monitors trends in AOD use and associated consequences on a six-monthly basis from specialist AOD treatment programmes. This report will focus on data on treatment admissions from the 8217 patients seen across the 61 centres/programmes in the 2nd half of 2009 (i.e. 2009b).