South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU): key alcohol and drug abuse trends: January-June (Phase 12)

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2002
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Parry, A.Pluddemann, A.Bhana, N.Harker, H.Potgieter, W.Gerber
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT BOYS, DRUG USE, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2261

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Abstract

The SACENDU 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 specialist treatment centres (50+), 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. Key findings relate to 1st half of 2002, unless stated otherwise.