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Using sport as an intervention for substance abuse reduction among adolescents and young adults in three selected communities in South Africa: an exploratory study

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:59:10Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:59:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10379
dc.description Commissioned by the New LoveLife Trust, October en
dc.description.abstract The global prevalence of substance abuse among youth and young adults is attributed to nearly a tenth (9.8%) of the global burden of disease for young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years. In South Africa, 23% to 41% of individuals below the age of 20 years were admitted into substance abuse treatment centres during 2013 and is a major concern due to the negative impact on the adolescents' school performance, peer group relationships, family engagement and other aspects of an adolescents' life that are pertinent to their development stage. Out of the nine (9) provinces in SA, loveLife identified three (3) communities, which required intervention, namely Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN), Northern Cape and Gauteng where the prevalence of drug abuse is fairly high among young individuals.The results of the study, albeit an exploratory one, shows promise in implementing a sport and life-skills intervention package to reduce substance use and abuse. It is recommended that the local authorities negotiate with the Departments of Sport and Recreation, and Social Development for the installation of skateboarding facilities in underserved communities. Additionally, it is recommended that a private partnership is entered into with loveLife to provide skateboards to young individuals in the affected communities who will benefit from taking up the sport to facilitate the reduction in substance abuse. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject SUBSTANCE USE en
dc.subject SUBSTANCE ABUSE en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject GAUTENG en
dc.subject KWAZULU-NATAL en
dc.subject NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE en
dc.title Using sport as an intervention for substance abuse reduction among adolescents and young adults in three selected communities in South Africa: an exploratory study en
dc.type Research report-client en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.ResearchGroup Research Use and Impact Assessment en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9472 en
dc.outputnumber 8320 en
dc.bibliographictitle Naidoo, P., Mangoma-Chaurura, J., Khan, G., Canham, B., Malope-Rwodzi, N., Subklew-Sehume, F. & Mashigo, R. (2016) Using sport as an intervention for substance abuse reduction among adolescents and young adults in three selected communities in South Africa: an exploratory study. (Commissioned by the New LoveLife Trust, October). en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Naidoo, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mangoma-Chaurura, J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Khan, G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Canham, B. en
dc.contributor.author5 Malope-Rwodzi, N. en
dc.contributor.author6 Subklew-Sehume, F. en
dc.contributor.author7 Mashigo, R. en


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