Substance abuse is a growing problem in Africa. Alcohol and cigarettes
are heavily promoted. See more
CRISA Associates are actively engaged in many areas of drug abuse research,
including epidemiology, treatment and prevention, and drug law and policy.
A major objective of the Centre is to enhance the capacity of African
scholars to engage in research that advances our understanding of
psychotropic drugs, drug use and drug-related problems.
Through research workshops and informal discussions at the Centre,
students and researchers are exposed to new ideas and techniques in
substance abuse research. CRISA Associates have recently completed
research projects on drug use among secondary school students (funded by
the UNDCP) and inhalant abuse among students and out-of-school children in
the Jos metropolis, Nigeria.
The research objective of the Centre is enhanced by a large and growing
collection of published materials on all aspects of drug use from all over
the world in the CRISA research library.