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Research outputs: DRUG USE

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2010 Extent and influence of recreational drug use on men and women aged 15 years and older in South Africa

Illicit drug use negatively affects development of human and physical capital of any nation. Huge financial resources are allocated to preve...

2010 Illicit drug use and treatment in South Africa: a review

This review synthesizes available epidemiological data on current drug use and substance user treatment admissions in South Africa since 199...

2009 Drug use and HIV risk behaviour in three urban South African communities

The present study assesses drug usage and HIV risk using a modified version of the Drug Abuse Screening Test, Short Form (DAST-10) for subst...

2008 Household survey on the pattern of utilization of medicines in selected communities in South Africa

The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of drug use, and how morbidity, use of health services, self-evaluated health, demograph...