How To Introduce The Problem Of Substance Abuse In South Africa

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1 Substance abuse and abuse in South Africa: Dan Stein, George Ellis, Kevin Thomas, Ernesta Meintjies


2 Epidemiology and Risk Factors: Shandir Ramlagan and Karl Peltzer

3 The clinical presentation of substance-related disorders in South Africa: Don Wilson, Henk Temmingh, Allanah Wilson

4 Developmental consequences of prenatal drug and alcohol exposure: Colleen M. Adnams

5 Women and alcohol: Bronwyn Myers and Bavi Vythilingum


6 Addiction as virtual seeking: evolutionary insights into addiction: David Kibel, Dan J. Stein

7 Genetics and molecular biology: Shareefa Dalvie and Fleur Howells

8 Brain imaging and neural circuitry in MA abuse: Ernesta M. Meintjes, Anne Uhlmann, and Paul Carey

9 Affective neuroscience of methamphetamine abuse: Susan Malcolm-Smith, Anne Uhlmann, Anthony Hodge, Jonathan Ipser

10 Neurocognitive effects of alcohol abuse and dependence: Kevin G. F. Thomas and Helen L. Ferrett

11 Neuropsychoanalytic notes on addiction: Mark Solms, Eleni Pantelis & Jaak Panksepp

12 Decision-making and substance abuse: a South African perspective: Don Ross

13 Animal models of substance abuse: Vivienne A Russell, Jacqueline Dimatelis, William M U Daniels


14 Youth and substances: Neo K. Morojele, Eileen Rich, Alan J. Flisher, Bronwyn Myers

15 Evaluated interventions to prevent substance abuse among young South Africans: Cleo Protogerou, Alan J. Flisher, Neo K. Morojele

16 Interpersonal violence in South Africa and substance misuse: some perspectives on the connections: Catherine L. Ward

17 Substance use, stigma, and health literacy: a conceptual framework: Katherine Sorsdahl and Dan J Stein

18 Addiction: philosophy and ethics: Willie Pienaar

19 Clinical treatment of substance abuse and dependence in South  Africa: Henk Temmingh and Bronwyn Myers

20 Substance abuse policy in South Africa: Crick Lund and Noxolo Hewana

What are the problems of substance abuse in South Africa?

Their statistics indicate that nearly 15 percent of South Africa’s population have a drug problem, with substance abuse being a major contributor┬áto poverty, reduced productivity, unemployment, dysfunctional family life, political instability, the escalation of chronic diseases such as acquired immunodeficiency.

What are the causes of substance abuse in South Africa?

Poverty, unemployment, lack of recreational facilities, being surrounded by substance abusers, long shifts at work, high stress as a result of a combination of unemployment and family problems, boredom, and work pressures were also mentioned as factors contributing to substance abuse.