Pattern and Extent of Drug Abuse in Young Generation in Northern India
Background: Substance abuse can refer to using both legal drugs (such as prescription pain medications) and illegal substances (like cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine). If you use these substances, you run the risk of developing a tolerance to these drugs and eventually to a dependence on them.
Objectives: To study the pattern and extent of drug abuser.
Method: Data was collected through self-structured interview schedule formulated according to the objectives of study. The study was based on primary data collected through interview schedule from the drug addicts visiting to the de-addiction centre (25 rural and 25 urban) for the treatment. Total 250 respondents were enrolled in this study. Statistical analysis was mainly conducted in IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows).
Results: The responses given by the respondent revealed that 11.6% were taking Barbiturate sleeping pills, 13.6 % Buprenorphine, 1.2% Codeine and 1.2% Morphine (White, Bitter, Inject capsules). Most drug users concomitantly used tobacco (17.6%). The maximum number41 (93.2%) were taking drugs daily. 7.2% were taking codeine (44.4%)bhang, (16.7%)Charas, Ganja(22.2%), Sulpha (16.7%). Majority of the Respondent were take drugs daily. The maximum numbers of Respondent (88.8%) were taking drugs with friends
Conclusion: Majority of the Respondent were take drugs daily. The maximum numbers of Respondent (88.8%) were taking drugs with friends
Keywords - Drug Addiction, Young Generation, Daily