Alcohol and drug abuse trends: July-December 2015: phase 39

SOURCE: SACENDU Update
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Dada, N.H.Burnhams, J.Erasmus, C.Parry, A.Bhana, F.Timol, D.Fourie
KEYWORDS: DRUG ABUSE, DRUG USE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, TREATMENT CENTRES
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9480
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/10384

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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 2nd half of 2015 (i.e. 2015b) saw 9679 patients across 78 centres/programmes. This review period saw a decrease in number of patients admitted for treatment (from 10936 in 2015a to 9679 in 2015b).