oa South African Medical Journal - Drug abuse - a major public health hazard
|Article Title||Drug abuse - a major public health hazard|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Social Services Department, Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Aug 1978|
|Pages||370 - 372|
|Keyword(s)||Areas of drug abuse, Classification, Dependence, Drug abuse, Psychology, Public health and Sociology|
An attempt is made to reveal the escalation of drug abuse in our community as a public health hazard, to initiate the concept of a team approach as the only way to provide early effective treatment, and also to develop preventive measures as the -necessary alternative to ostracism and punishment.
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