Substance abuse, harm prevention and harm reduction: Setting a research agenda

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On 12 May 2014, a workshop took place in Pretoria, South Africa, which focused on substance abuse, harm reduction and harm prevention. The workshop - a joint initiative by the DST and the HSRC - brought together various stakeholders across sectors and civil society. Given the above scenario, DST and the HSRC made a joint decision to maintain the momentum of interest and concern around substance abuse and harm prevention and therefore need to have a follow-up seminar to formulate a research agenda. The purpose of the event held on 2 March 2015 was to look at the need to conduct a national epidemiological survey every three to four years to establish the prevalence of the various forms of substance use and abuse of licit and illicit drugs at all ages and life stages over time (longitudinally). The conference programme for this seminar and a link to the video presentation are available above.