Monitoring alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse trends (July 1996-December 2015): phase 39

SOURCE: SACENDU Research Brief
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Dada, J.Erasmus, N.H.Burnhams, C.Parry, A.Bhana, F.Timol, D.Fourie, D.Kitshoff, E.Nel, R.Weimann
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT BOYS, ALCOHOL ABUSE, DRUG ABUSE, DRUG USE, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SUBSTANCE USE
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9478

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Abstract

The SACENDU initiative has several specific objectives: a. To identify changes in the nature and extent of AOD abuse and emerging problems. b. To identify changes in alcohol and other drug related negative consequences. c. To inform policy, planning and advocacy efforts at local and other levels. d. To support networks of local role players in the substance abuse area. e. To stimulate research in new or under researched areas that is likely to provide useful data to inform policy/planning decisions. f. To facilitate South Africa's full participation in international for a focusing on the epidemiological surveillance of drug abuse. While there has been a significant decrease in the number of patients admitted to specialist treatment centres, from 10197 to 9679 patients, KZN, EC and NR saw a slight increase in admissions during this period while other provinces have seen slight decreases in admissions, especially the WC and GT provinces.