South Africa

‘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

Citation
Harker, N., Erasmus, J., Lucas, W., Deitz, D., & Brooke-Sumner, C. (2022). ‘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. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(12), 7151

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.

South African Addiction Medicine Society Symposium

Johannesburg, South Africa,

Friday, August 19, 2022

   
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-symposium workshop: Medical management of opioid use disorders
Sponsored by Equity Pharma TBC Venue: Wanderers (Max 20 pax)

Implementation of Opioid Substitution Therapy in South Africa

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.

Addiction Practitioners Forum 2022: Registration now open!

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.

COVID 19—impact on substance use treatment utilisation and provision in South Africa

Citation
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
Publication Date

Background

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected persons suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) all around the world.

Effects of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in South Africa

Citation
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.