Charles D Parry

Summary

Affiliation: Medical Research Council
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Alcohol, cannabis, and methamphetamine use and other risk behaviours among Black and Coloured South African women: a small randomized trial in the Western Cape
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 19:130-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Addressing alcohol problems in primary care settings: a study of general medical practitioners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Fred A Koopman
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 36:298-302. 2008
  3. pmc Ethnic differences in alcohol and drug use and related sexual risks for HIV among vulnerable women in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for interventions
    Bronwyn Myers
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 13:174. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council - strengthening substance abuse research and policy in South Africa
    Charles Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Addiction 108:14-9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviour in Cape Town, South Africa: a review of data from 8 studies conducted between 2004 and 2007
    C D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 14:372-6. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint A total ban on alcohol advertising: presenting the public health case
    Charles Parry
    Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Western Cape
    S Afr Med J 102:602-4. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Responding to the threat of HIV among persons with mental illness and substance abuse
    Charles D Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:235-41. 2007
  8. pmc Cocaine treatment admissions at three sentinel sites in South Africa (1997-2006): findings and implications for policy, practice and research
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:37. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of drug-related HIV risk among men who have sex with men in three South African cities
    Charles Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:45-53. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of HIV risk behavior in drug using sex workers in three cities in South Africa
    Charles D H Parry
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 13:849-59. 2009

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. pmc Alcohol, cannabis, and methamphetamine use and other risk behaviours among Black and Coloured South African women: a small randomized trial in the Western Cape
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 2194, USA
    Int J Drug Policy 19:130-9. 2008
    ..The secondary aim was to examine differences between Black and Coloured South African women across pre- and post-intervention measures of alcohol and illicit drug use and sex risk behaviours...
  2. doi request reprint Addressing alcohol problems in primary care settings: a study of general medical practitioners in Cape Town, South Africa
    Fred A Koopman
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 36:298-302. 2008
    ..Method: A cross-sectional survey of 50 GPs was conducted between November 2004 and April 2005. A questionnaire assessing GPs' alcohol-related practices and barriers to alcohol-related interventions was administered to participating GPs...
  3. pmc Ethnic differences in alcohol and drug use and related sexual risks for HIV among vulnerable women in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for interventions
    Bronwyn Myers
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 13:174. 2013
    ..This paper aims to describe ethnic differences in AOD use and AOD-related sexual risks for HIV among vulnerable women from Cape Town, South Africa...
  4. doi request reprint Addiction research centres and the nurturing of creativity: The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council - strengthening substance abuse research and policy in South Africa
    Charles Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Addiction 108:14-9. 2013
    ..It ends with some thoughts on what the unit intends doing to enhance the quality of its research, the capacity of its staff and its international standing...
  5. doi request reprint Methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviour in Cape Town, South Africa: a review of data from 8 studies conducted between 2004 and 2007
    C D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 14:372-6. 2011
    ..This study aimed to review research conducted in Cape Town on the link between methamphetamine use and sexual risk behaviour...
  6. ncbi request reprint A total ban on alcohol advertising: presenting the public health case
    Charles Parry
    Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Western Cape
    S Afr Med J 102:602-4. 2012
    ..Banning alcohol advertising will necessitate greater scrutiny of digital media, satellite television and merchandising to reduce the likelihood of subverting the ban...
  7. ncbi request reprint Responding to the threat of HIV among persons with mental illness and substance abuse
    Charles D Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:235-41. 2007
    ..It contains a review of the prevalence and consequences of dual/triple diagnosis, HIV risk behaviour and current HIV risk-reduction interventions among persons with dual diagnosis and interventions for triply diagnosed individuals...
  8. pmc Cocaine treatment admissions at three sentinel sites in South Africa (1997-2006): findings and implications for policy, practice and research
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:37. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide surveillance information about the nature and extent of problematic cocaine use in South Africa...
  9. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of drug-related HIV risk among men who have sex with men in three South African cities
    Charles Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 95:45-53. 2008
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  10. doi request reprint Rapid assessment of HIV risk behavior in drug using sex workers in three cities in South Africa
    Charles D H Parry
    Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 13:849-59. 2009
    ..Interventions recognizing the role of drug abuse in HIV transmission should be prioritized, and issues of access to services, stigma and power relations must be considered...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rapid assessment of drug use and sexual HIV risk patterns among vulnerable drug-using populations in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria, South Africa
    Charles Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council
    SAHARA J 5:113-9. 2008
    ..Targeted interventions could play an important role in limiting the spread of HIV in and through these under-reached and vulnerable populations...
  12. doi request reprint HIV-risk behavior among injecting or non-injecting drug users in Cape Town, Pretoria, and Durban, South Africa
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Subst Use Misuse 44:886-904. 2009
    ..The findings suggest greater synergy is needed between drug- and HIV-intervention sectors and that consideration should be given to making various risk-reduction strategies more accessible. The study's limitations have been noted...
  13. doi request reprint Opportunities for enhancing and integrating HIV and drug services for drug using vulnerable populations in South Africa
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Int J Drug Policy 21:289-95. 2010
    ..Little has been done to improve the integration of drug use and HIV services in sub-Saharan Africa where substance use and HIV epidemics often co-exist...
  14. pmc Alcohol consumption and non-communicable diseases: epidemiology and policy implications
    Charles D Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Addiction 106:1718-24. 2011
    ..This paper summarizes the relationships between different patterns of alcohol consumption and various on non-communicable disease (NCD) outcomes and estimates the percentage of NCD burden that is attributable to alcohol...
  15. ncbi request reprint Beyond the rhetoric: Towards a more effective and humane drug policy framework in South Africa
    Charles Parry
    Medical Research Council
    S Afr Med J 101:5222. 2011
    ..The 17 evidence-based drug policy strategies identified by Babor et al. may serve as a useful starting point for policy development...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cannabis and other drug use among trauma patients in three South African cities, 1999-2001
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg
    S Afr Med J 95:429-32. 2005
    ..To assess the extent of cannabis and other drug use among patients presenting with recent injuries at trauma units in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban from 1999 to 2001...
  17. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use in South Africa: findings from the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug use (SACENDU) Project
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Stud Alcohol 63:430-5. 2002
    ..To provide community-level public health surveillance on alcohol misuse in South Africa and the associated negative consequences...
  18. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use in South Africa: findings from the first Demographic and Health Survey (1998)
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Stud Alcohol 66:91-7. 2005
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  19. ncbi request reprint The 3-metros study of drugs and crime in South Africa: findings and policy implications
    Charles D Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg Cape Town, 7505, South Africa
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 30:167-85. 2004
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  20. pmc A prospective study of methamphetamine use as a predictor of high school non-attendance in Cape Town, South Africa
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 5:25. 2010
    ..This prospective study investigated the association between life-long methamphetamine and other drug use and high school non-attendance, in a sample of high school students in Cape Town, South Africa...
  21. pmc Methamphetamine use, aggressive behavior and other mental health issues among high-school students in Cape Town, South Africa
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Depend 109:14-9. 2010
    ..This study investigated the prevalence of methamphetamine use among high-school students in Cape Town and whether students reporting methamphetamine use were more likely to be at risk for mental health and aggressive behavior problems...
  22. ncbi request reprint Estimating the burden of disease attributable to alcohol use in South Africa in 2000
    Michelle Schneider
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa, Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 97:664-72. 2007
    ..To make quantitative estimates of the burden of disease attributable to alcohol use by sex and age group in South Africa in 2000...
  23. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and trauma in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa: 1999--2001
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Inj Control Saf Promot 11:265-7. 2004
    ..To assess acute alcohol intoxication among patients presenting with recent injuries at trauma units in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban from 1999 to 2001...
  24. ncbi request reprint Substance use by adolescents in Cape Town: prevalence and correlates
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the University of Cape Town, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, and the Biostatistics Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc Health 32:58-65. 2003
    ..To document the prevalence rates for use of cigarettes, alcohol, and cannabis among high school students in Cape Town, and to investigate whether use of these substances is associated with a set of hypothesized psychosocial correlates...
  25. ncbi request reprint Over-the-counter and prescription medicine misuse in Cape Town--findings from specialist treatment centres
    Bronwyn Myers
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 93:367-70. 2003
    ..To provide community-level public health surveillance information on over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicine misuse...
  26. ncbi request reprint The South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) project, phases 1-8--cannabis and Mandrax
    Arvin Bhana
    Human Sciences Research Council, Durban
    S Afr Med J 92:542-7. 2002
    ..To provide community-level public health surveillance information on cannabis and Mandrax (methaqualone) use and associated health and social consequences...
  27. ncbi request reprint The alcohol injury fund
    A B Van As
    S Afr Med J 93:828-9. 2003
  28. ncbi request reprint Ecstasy use in South Africa: findings from the South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU) project (January 1997-December 2001)
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Subst Use Misuse 39:87-105. 2004
    ..These are targeted at both Ecstasy demand reduction and harm minimization. The study points to the need for continued monitoring of Ecstasy use and its associated consequences in this country...
  29. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and sexual behaviour among risky drinkers and bar and shebeen patrons in Gauteng province, South Africa
    Neo K Morojele
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Private Bag X385, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
    Soc Sci Med 62:217-27. 2006
    ..This study suggests a need for multi-faceted HIV intervention strategies for reducing levels of alcohol abuse in general, and enhancing protective sexual behaviours among alcohol-using populations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Heroin treatment demand in South Africa: trends from two large metropolitan sites (January 1997-December 2003)
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Rev 24:419-23. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Substance use, sexual risk, and violence: HIV prevention intervention with sex workers in Pretoria
    Wendee M Wechsberg
    Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions, Behavioral Health Research Division, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    AIDS Behav 10:131-7. 2006
    ..This study demonstrates the feasibility of implementing cross-cultural behavioral HIV prevention interventions, and supports the need for future studies of women's contextual issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions...
  32. ncbi request reprint Injury-related behaviour among South African high-school students at six sites
    Alan J Flisher
    Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Adolescent Health Research Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 96:825-30. 2006
    ..To document and compare prevalence rates of adolescent injury-related risk behaviours at six sites in South Africa...
  33. ncbi request reprint South Africa: alcohol today
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Coucil of South Africa, Tygerberg
    Addiction 100:426-9. 2005
    ..In 1995 Addiction published an editorial on prospects for substance abuse control in South Africa. This paper reflects on where the country is 10 years later...
  34. ncbi request reprint Trends in adolescent alcohol and other drug use: findings from three sentinel sites in South Africa (1997-2001)
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council of South Africa, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg, Cape Town 7505
    J Adolesc 27:429-40. 2004
    ..The study points to the need for AOD intervention programmes that target young people and the need for continued monitoring of adolescent AOD use in the future...
  35. doi request reprint Surge in treatment admissions related to methamphetamine use in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for public health
    Andreas Pluddemann
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Drug Alcohol Rev 27:185-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the changing trends in treatment admissions for methamphetamine abuse in Cape Town, South Africa and to highlight the implications of these changes for policy, practice and research...
  36. ncbi request reprint Brief report: Social and neighbourhood correlates of adolescent drunkenness: a pilot study in Cape Town, South Africa
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council of South Africa, PO Box 19070, 7505 Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Adolesc 27:369-74. 2004
    ..To identify social and neighbourhood correlates of drunkenness among adolescents...
  37. ncbi request reprint The South African Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use (SACENDU): description, findings (1997-99) and policy implications
    Charles D H Parry
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Addiction 97:969-76. 2002
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Critical issues in the debate on decriminalization or legalization of cannabis in South Africa
    Charles D H Parry
    S Afr Med J 92:696-7. 2002