‘I Was Present but I Was Absent’: Perceptions and Experiences of the Non-Medical Use of Prescription or over the Counter Medication among Employed South African Women
Abstract: Background: The need for workplace substance use prevention programmes globally and in South Africa is driven by the growing problem of substance use and the associated burden on the health and welfare of employees, their families and organizations.
Friday, August 19, 2022
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Pre-symposium workshop: Medical management of opioid use disorders
Johannesburg, South Africa,
You are invited to attend an upcoming webinar meeting aiming to discuss the role of the government agencies in the design and implementation of the HIV interventions among people who use drugs, particularly opioid substitution therapy (OST), in South Africa.
Substance-Use-Disorder (SUD) professionals often find themselves immersed in their work and as a consequence may not notice the ground-breaking developments which are happening around us. As initial-contact and treatment professionals, it is important that we invest sufficiently in our knowledge and understanding of new developments and the opportunities these may present.
Harker, N., Johnson, K., Erasmus, J. et al. COVID 19—impact on substance use treatment utilization and provision in South Africa. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 17, 15 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-022-00446-6
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected persons suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) all around the world.
Scottish Alcohol Research Network Scottish Alcohol Research Network
"Unnatural deaths, alcohol bans and curfews in South Africa: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment during COVID-19” by Professor Charles Parry, Medical Research Council of South Africa.
Online, South Africa,
The DG Murray Trust, in collaboration with various experts, recently completed a report called 'Five Best Buys for Alcohol Harms Reduction: A review of policy and legislative framework in South Africa.' and invites you to engage with its findings.
Gibbs N, Angus C, Dixon S, et al Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in South Africa across different drinker groups and wealth quintiles: a modelling study BMJ Open 2021;11:e052879. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052879
Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol is a policy whereby a set price is introduced, below which a fixed volume of alcohol cannot be sold to the public. Several countries, including Scotland, Canada, certain states of the USA, Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, have adopted different forms of MUP.
Cape Town, South Africa,
Register now at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FPniDThaQAOZJo_qnw8cFQ?timezone_id=America%2FNew_York
Wednesday, July 21, at noon, ET (Washington, DC time)