South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU): update: alcohol and drug abuse trends: November 2015: January - June 2015 (Phase 38)

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Dada, N.H.Burnhams, J.Erasmus, C.Parry, A.Bhana, F.Timol, D.Fourie
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT BOYS, ALCOHOL ABUSE, DRUG ABUSE, DRUG USE, RISK BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8941

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Abstract

The SACENDU Project is an alcohol and other drug (AOD) sentinel surveillance system operational in 9 provinces in South Africa. The system, operational since 1996, monitors trends in AOD use and associated consequences on a six-monthly basis from specialist AOD treatment programmes. The 1st half of 2015 (i.e. 2015a) saw 10936 patients across 75 centres/programmes. This review period saw an increase in number of patients admitted for treatment (from 10197 in 2014b to 10936 in 2015a).