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

  • Open or CloseProkhorov MM*

    Department of History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, Russia

    *Corresponding author: NProkhorov MM, Department of History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology, Russia

Submission: February 19, 2019; Published: March 06, 2019


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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