Substance Use and Misuse in sub-Saharan Africa - Magen Mhaka-Mutepfa

Substance Use and Misuse in sub-Saharan Africa

Trends, Intervention, and Policy

Magen Mhaka-Mutepfa (Redaktør)

This book brings together scholars from across the behavioural sciences and public health to examine substance use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Divided into two parts, the first chapters examine aetiology, signs and symptoms, risk factors, impact, and psychosocial challenges relating to use of conventional drugs, among others. Les mer
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This book brings together scholars from across the behavioural sciences and public health to examine substance use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Divided into two parts, the first chapters examine aetiology, signs and symptoms, risk factors, impact, and psychosocial challenges relating to use of conventional drugs, among others. The second section focuses on prevention and intervention strategies to curtail substance abuse. The authors provide a research-informed, practical resource on sustainable community health concepts, procedures and practices for addressing substance use for the health and wellbeing of partner communities.
The prevention and intervention strategies discussed include a comprehensive consideration of context-specific behavioural, environmental, psychosocial and cultural factors that may affect substance use. The chapters examine various aspects of use including, dependency, intoxication, and withdrawal in tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. The book provides a research-informed, practical resource that will appeal to students and scholars of psychology, psychiatry and public health; as well as to policymakers and practitioners in the fields of addiction, development and allied health.
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Forlag: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 191
ISBN: 9783030857318
Format: 21 x 15 cm
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1: Introduction.- 2: Addiction as a Developmental Disorder.- 3: Tobacco: A looming epidemic in sub-Saharan African countries.- 4: Smoking and Health.- 5: Alcohol use and abuse.- 6: Prevention of Substance use in special populations: a public health priority.- 7: Evidence-Based Interventions for Preventing Substance Use Disorders.- 8: Mpower in action: Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and achievement of the 2030 Agenda.- 9: Prescription drug misuse and Prevention.- 10: Substance Use in Organizations: Antecedents, Laws and Policies, and Interventions.- 11: Efficacious Persuasive Interventions for substance abuse.-12: Conclusion.
Magen Mhaka-Mutepfa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Botswana where her teaching includes substance use and misuse within psychology and public health courses. She is a registered psychologist with more than a decade of cross-discipline experience in psycho-therapy support services. Her main research interests are on health and wellbeing, HIV and AIDS, abuse, and Ageing. Her current research is on Personal and Family Coping with COVID-19 in the Global South.