oa South African Family Practice - Alcohol and drug abuse trends : July-December 2003 (phase 15) : review article

Volume 46, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Background The SACENDU Project is an alcohol and other drug (AOD) sentinel surveillance system operational in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth (PE), Mpumalanga, and Gauteng (Johannesburg/ Pretoria). The system, operational since July 1996, monitors trends in AOD use and associated con-sequences on a six-monthly basis from multiple sources. Data are collected from over 50 specialist treatment centres, psychiatric hospitals, mortuaries, and the police Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL). Other data sources (e.g. community studies) are included when available. In this period treatment data were also collected from the central part of the Eastern Cape. Forensic data from the police for the ..

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