South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU): July-December 2000: (phase 9)
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The focus of this report is on the finding of Phase 9 of the SACENDA Project, an alcohol and other drug (AOD) sentinel surveillance system operational in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Gauteng (Johannesburg / Pretoria. The system, initiated in 1996, monitors trends in AOD use and associated consequences on a six monthly bases using multi-source information from 46 specialist treatment centres, psychiatric hospitals, mortuaries, trauma units, the Police (SA Narcotics Bureau, Organised Crime Unites & Forensic Science Laboratories), and from research conducted in schools and with sex workers, street children, persons attending primary health care clinics, arrestees, and persons attending rave parties. The information in this report relates to the period July to December 2000 unless otherwise indicated.