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Sociological study of substance abuser in Gurgaon


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1 Department of Psychiatry, General Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, University of Health, Rohtak, Haryana, India
3 General Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
     

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The issue of drug abuse is one of the major problems of contemporary society. The incidence of drug abuse among rural areas is getting un-expectedly high. The present study is conducted to know the socio-economic profile of drug addicts and to understand the pattern of drug abuse among drug addicts in district Gurgaon of Haryana. Present study revealed that drug abuse among rural youth is a multifaceted problem. Peer pressure or influence, addiction in family history and exposure to drugs were found to be main instigators for youth to indulge in drug abuse. One more interesting thing comes to know, it seems that peer group of drug abuser does not want that respondent quit the addiction, that's why only three friends come to meet during hospitalization and out of them 2 are comes to supply the substance.

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Substance Abuser, Sociological Study, Socio-Economic, Pattern of Drug Abuse.
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Authors

Devinder Kumar
Department of Psychiatry, General Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Sunila Rathee
Department of Psychiatry, University of Health, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Brahmdeep Sindhu
General Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Abstract


The issue of drug abuse is one of the major problems of contemporary society. The incidence of drug abuse among rural areas is getting un-expectedly high. The present study is conducted to know the socio-economic profile of drug addicts and to understand the pattern of drug abuse among drug addicts in district Gurgaon of Haryana. Present study revealed that drug abuse among rural youth is a multifaceted problem. Peer pressure or influence, addiction in family history and exposure to drugs were found to be main instigators for youth to indulge in drug abuse. One more interesting thing comes to know, it seems that peer group of drug abuser does not want that respondent quit the addiction, that's why only three friends come to meet during hospitalization and out of them 2 are comes to supply the substance.

Keywords


Substance Abuser, Sociological Study, Socio-Economic, Pattern of Drug Abuse.