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Scholarly Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Research ArticleOpen Access

Prevalence of Substance Abusers in a Tourist Area

Volume 2 - Issue 1

Mubashar Mashqoor Mir1, Susan Jalali2, Audil Mateen3, Karan Dev Singh4, Vilayat Ali5 and Mohammad Sarwar Mir6*

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    • 1Medical Officer and Resident Dermatology, J and K Health, India
    • 2RMO, SKIMS, India
    • 3Medical Officer and Pediatrician, J and K Health, India
    • 4Resident Pediatrics, JK Health, India
    • 5Resident Radio Diagnosis, JK health, India
    • 6Senior Resident, SKIMS, India

    *Corresponding author: Mohammad Sarwar Mir, Senior Resident, SKIMS, India

Received: January 01, 2019;   Published: January 17, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/SJPBS.2019.02.000129

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Introduction: Drug abuse is becoming the emerging problem in the youth which breaks back of any nation and it is more prevalent in tourist areas.

Material and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted during the month of January 2015 at health camps organized in a tourist area by an NGO HR foundation. Total 200 subjects were studied.

Results and conclusion: In this study majority of cases were males belonging to younger age groups. Majority of the patients belonged to lower socioeconomic section. 60% of the subjects were poly substance abuser. Charas was the most commonly abused substance followed by alcohol.

Keywords: Substance Abuse; Youth; Drugs; Tourist

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