JOURNAL OF UWC FACULTY OF LAW | ISSN 2077-4907 | Short URL www.ldd.org.za

Insufficient access to substance abuse treatment centres for illicit drug users and its potential effect on a foetus: A breach of the right to access healthcare services, pg 65 Page-start: 65 Page-end:

Volume: Volume 19 - 2015

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: Lutchman, Salona

This article argues that the state is in breach of article 27 of the Constitution, specifically the right to access health care services, in that it has failed to provide sufficient free substance abuse treatment centres and facilities in South Africa for abusers of illicit drugs. It is argued that as a result of this breach, the state has inadvertently aggravated another social ill, illicit drug abuse during pregnancy and consequent harm to the foetus.

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Salona Lutchman

Salona Lutchman is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3553-5438

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