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Addiction in South and East Africa

Interdisciplinary Approaches

  • Yamikani Ndasauka
  • Grivas Muchineripi Kayange


  • Draws on interdisciplinary research to propose specific solutions to combat substance abuse and related concerns

  • Includes a consideration of recent issues related to substance abuse, such as unemployment and and illness

  • Refuses to work from assumptions about drug and alcohol use in East Africa and instead pursues an unbiased examination of existing research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Yamikani Ndasauka, Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
    Pages 1-6
  3. Conceptualization of Addiction

  4. Addiction in Literature and Popular Culture

  5. Neurobiology and Neurochemistry of Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Andrew G. Mtewa, Serawit Deyno, Emmanuel L. Peter, Annu Amanjot, Lucrèce Y. Ahovegbe, Duncan C. Sesaazi
      Pages 175-192
  6. Substance and Non-substance Addiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Edith B. Milanzi, Yamikani Ndasauka
      Pages 215-228

About this book


This book explores both the existence and prevalence of addiction in South and East Africa, departing from traditional assumptions about addiction in the region. The authors employ an interdisciplinary approach to understand the actual prevalence of addiction and the forms it takes in South and East Africa. The book also addresses the perceptions and conceptualisation of addiction in the region, in addition to discussing specific issues related to drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, social media addiction, and sex addiction.


Addiction Counseling Addiction Treatment Substance Addiction Substance Abuse Public Health Sex Addiction Drug Use Alcohol Abuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Yamikani Ndasauka
    • 1
  • Grivas Muchineripi Kayange
    • 2
  1. 1.Chancellor CollegeUniversity of MalawiZombaMalawi
  2. 2.Chancellor CollegeUniversity of MalawiZombaMalawi

About the editors

Yamikani Ndasauka, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and Head-Department of Philosophy at Chancellor College in the University of Malawi. He has 9 years of teaching and research experience in Philosophy, Psychology, and Ethics. He has published in international journals such as Frontiers in Psychology, Computers in Human Behaviour, and PlosOne.

Grivas Muchineripi Kayange, PhD, is Senior Lecture and Dean-Faculty of Humanities at Chancellor College in the University of Malawi. His recent publications include Meaning and Truth in African Philosophy (Springer, 2018) and Rediscovering Individual-based Values in Ubuntu Virtue Ethics: Transforming Corporate Entities in Post-colonial Africa (ISAP, Book chapter, 2018).

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