I am the psychosocial and advocacy coordinator for the TB/HIV Care Association StepUp Project which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of delivering HIV prevention and harm reduction services to people who inject drugs.
My current research is on the perceptions and experiences of heroin users accessing medically assisted treatment.
I am developing a cumulative continuum based model for addiction treatment that embraces both harm reduction and abstinence approaches within the same framework so as to provide appropriate levels of intervention according to the patient needs, stage of change and desired goals.
The other things that I devote my time to are:
- Lecturing as part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Addictions Care at the University of Cape Town Department of Psychiatry
- Talks at various academic forums around addiction
- Various other projects in the addictions field
- The Street People's Forum
For my articles about addiction issues, please visit my Addiction Information Website