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Research outputs: ALCOHOL USE

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2022 Lives versus livelihoods: South African adults' perspectives on the alcohol ban during the COVID-19 lockdown

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa implemented a national lockdown including a ban on the sale of alcohol. This paper descri...

2021 Prevalence and correlates of hazardous, harmful or dependent alcohol use and drug use amongst persons 15 years and older in South Africa: results of a national survey in 2017

Harmful alcohol and illicit drug use significantly contribute the burden of disease. Aim: This study aimed to assess the prevalence and corr...

2021 Association between ART adherence and mental health: results from a national HIV sero-behavioural survey in South Africa

This paper assesses the levels of antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence and mental health distress among study participants in a national...

2020 Alcohol outlet density and deprivation in six towns in Bergrivier municipality before and after legislative restrictions

In 2016, after the Western Cape Liquor Act was enacted, alcohol outlets were mapped in the six towns from a previous 2008 study to determine...