• Naome Mudavanhu post graduate student, University of the Western Cape Bellville, South Africa
  • Rinie Schenck University of the Western Cape Bellville, South Africa



This article describes the reasons of substance abuse among the youth in Grabouw, Western Cape Province of South Africa. The research was conducted at the request of the community of Grabouw. The ecological approach was followed as a theoretical framework. A qualitative research methodology was used to explore the phenomenon under study. The research followed an explorative, descriptive and contextual research design. The findings showed that the reasons for substance abuse among youths in Grabouw include multiple personal and contextual factors in which the family plays a major role


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Author Biographies

Naome Mudavanhu, post graduate student, University of the Western Cape Bellville, South Africa

Department of Social work, University of the Western Cape Bellville, South Africa

Rinie Schenck, University of the Western Cape Bellville, South Africa

Department of Sock\ial work, University of the Western Cape Bellville, South Africa


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How to Cite

Mudavanhu, N., & Schenck, R. (2014). SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONGST THE YOUTH IN GRABOUW WESTERN CAPE: VOICES FROM THE COMMUNITY. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 50(3).




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