Recovery is Possible: Defining Recovery in terms of abstinence-based treatment and Opioid substitution therapy
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.
Alcohol and COVID-19 in SA: An Endless Cycle of Liquor Sales Bans Being Imposed and Lifted, or Catalyst for Meaningful Action?
The SAMRC Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Research Unit is now in its 20th year of existence. With about 20+ core staff based in Cape Town and Pretoria the focus is on a broad range of research focusing on the nature and extent of substance use in South Africa, associated consequences and the multifaced interventions aimed at addressing substance use.