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Research outputs: SUBSTANCE ABUSE

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2009 Prevalence and correlates of substance use among school children in six African countries

An increasing trend of noncommunicable diseases is a worldwide phenomenon, also including the developing countries. Few studies focus on ado...

2008 Substance abuse trends in the Western Cape: a review of studies conducted since 2000

A consortium of researchers from the South African Medical Research Council, Human Sciences Research Council, University of Cape Town and Do...

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2008 Smoke this: dagga use among young men gets higher

The increase in cannabis production and improved technology call for more substance abuse treatment centres in South Africa following a stud...