PERCEPTIONS OF NYAOPE USERS REGARDING THERAPEUTIC SERVICES AT PRIVATE IN-PATIENT TREATMENT CENTRES IN GAUTENG
Keywords:Nyaope, treatment centre, in-patient treatment, therapeutic services, case study design, substance use disorder, Gauteng province
AbstractNational data indicate that young adults are increasingly vulnerable to the harmful use of nyaope –an illicit drug. Consequently, there is a need for appropriate treatment services. This study aimedto explore and describe the experiences of nyaope users regarding therapeutic services at privatein-patient treatment centres in Gauteng, South Africa. A qualitative study operationalised througha case study design, specifically an instrumental case study, involved 11 cases/participants whowere recruited through a three-phase non-probability sampling process at treatment centres in twoGauteng metropoles. Following a method of reflexive thematic analysis, four themes withassociated sub-themes, are reported. Recommendations focus on tailored service delivery attreatment centres and addressing limitations in policies.
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