Research outputs

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Research outputs: ALCOHOL

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2020 Banning alcohol during lockdown: it is not just about the virus or economics

The announcement of the total ban on alcohol sales in the days before the COVID-19 lockdown led to an alcohol rush hour as South Africans fl...

2020 'It's like making your own alcohol at home': factors influencing adolescent use of over-the counter cough syrup

Adolescents are increasingly experimenting with new 'craze drugs', including over-the-counter cough medicine (OTCCM). However, there is limi...