South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU): update: alcohol and drug abuse trends: July - December 2009 (Phase 27)

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Pluddemann, C.Parry, A.Bhana, S.Dada, D.Fourie
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT BOYS, DRUG ABUSE, DRUG USE
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6542
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4074

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Abstract

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).