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"I started that day and continued for 2 years": a case report on adolescent 'whoonga' addiction

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:16:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:16:01Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-13 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14261
dc.description.abstract Background: Whoonga is a new craze drug that young people in South Africa are increasingly using. It consists of a cocktail of drugs and is considered to be highly addictive. Yet, there is a paucity of research that describes young peoples experiences of using this drug. Method: Using an interpretative phenomenological approach, this case report describes the highly addictive and destructive nature of adolescent whoonga addiction. Results: The adolescents narrative revealed that initial experimentation with whoonga has the potential to rapidly escalate into full addiction over a short period of time. Whoonga addiction was also associated with involvement in criminal activities to support the adolescents high drug use demands. Conclusion: Whoonga is a dangerous street drug that requires immediate attention is South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject DRUG ADDICTION en
dc.subject DRUG USE en
dc.subject WHOONGA en
dc.title "I started that day and continued for 2 years": a case report on adolescent 'whoonga' addiction en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume July en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Substance Use en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10942 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10041 en
dc.bibliographictitle Groenewald, C. & Essack, Z. (2019) "I started that day and continued for 2 years": a case report on adolescent 'whoonga' addiction. <i>Journal of Substance Use</i>. July:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Groenewald, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Essack, Z. en


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