Chronic Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Behavior: A Menace to Society- A Research Study
Keywords:Alcoholism, Drug, Education
Background: The present study was conducted to assess chronic alcoholism and drug menace in adults. Materials & Method: The present study was conducted on1026 subjects which were screened in the department. A questionnaire was given to all and response was recorded. Results: Out of 1026 subjects, male were 650 and female were 376. 340 male and 48 female were alcoholic and 126 male and 15 female were using drugs. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). 210 subjects were below 30 years of age and 319 were above 30 years of age, living standard was low in 410 and medium in 119, education standard was upto high school in 290 and graduation in 239, 380 subjects were married and 149 were unmarried. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that age more than 30 years, low living standard and low education level were risk factors for alcoholism and drug usage among adults.
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