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ISSN: 2641-1768

Scholarly Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Research ArticleOpen Access

Profile and Pattern of Substance Abusers: Substance Abuse, A Global Problem

Volume 2 - Issue 1

Neelam Kotwal1, Sunil Kumar2, Saurabh Sadotra2, Monika Malhotra2, Pankaj Kumar3 and Mohammad Sarwar Mir3*

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    • 1Former Medical Officer at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, India
    • 2IMO Grade 1 ESIC Hospital, India
    • 3SKIMS Soura, India

    *Corresponding author: Mohammad Sarwar Mir, SKIMS Soura, India

Received: December 12, 2018;   Published: January 02, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/SJPBS.2018.02.000127

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Introduction: The drug abuse is the complex problem of not only of individual but also of the entire community. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) substance use is persistent or sporadic drug inconsistent with or unrelated to acceptable medical practices. Drug abuse is becoming the emerging problem in the youth which breaks back of any nation.

Methods::A cross-sectional survey was conducted during the period of January 2016 at a health camp organized by an NGO. Total 100 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

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