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Mental Health Information Centre - Southern Africa

Substance abuse and dependence

The use of illicit drugs, especially the so-called “hard drugs”, has increased in South Africa. This is reflected by the increased demand for treatment, especially marked in young people.

Substance abuse

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Rehab costs R22 000 an addict

Read more : Cape Argus 5 December 2012, Rehab costs

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More Evidence Links Early Cannabis Use to Psychosis

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Substance misuse trends in South Africa

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Keeping a Tab on Alcohol Limits Consumption

Interesting article on PsycCentral. A new study published online in the journal Addiction looked at prior clinical trials to learn […]

Depression and Pain

3-D structure of brain’s ‘pleasure molecules’ could help combat depression and addiction. Read more…

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University of Stellenbosch
South African Medical Research Council
University of Cape Town