OPIOIDS IN SOUTH AFRICA, towards a policy of harm reduction

: Waetjen (T.)

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166pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019


A collection of essays that investigate dilemmas in drug policy, contradictions of care and treatment, and the issue of stigma, as well as possibilities for national drug policy reform in South Africa.

Contributions include:
"An Overdose in the Archive: opioids and harm in South African history" by Thembisa Waetjen
"What Questions Should the National Medicines Regulatory Authority Be Asking about Opioids?" by Andy Gray
"Re-imagining the Problem: substance use in tuberculosis patients in Cape Town" by Anna Versfeld
"The Relevance of Harm Reduction in South Africa: notes from the frontlines of a movement" by Shaun Shelly
"Stigma, Harm Reduction and Addiction Treatment in Comparative Perspective" by Claire D Clark.