Coming clean: Saying ‘know’ to drugs – Part I


This article is based on a University of Pretoria Pharmacology Grand Rounds conversation on the complexities of drug use and addiction between South African researcher and drug policy activist Shaun Shelly and Nigerian psychiatrist and drug expert Nkereuwem William (Bill) Ebiti. The paper is not a verbatim transcript but highlights salient points and has been edited for clarity. This is the first of three parts.

Author Biographies

S Shelly, University of Pretoria

Department of Family Medicine, University of Pretoria and TBHIV Care, Cape Town, South Africa

N W Ebiti, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna, Nigeria