Prevalence and patterns of drug abuse in rural areas of Punjab Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 561 Volume 6 : Issue 3 : July-September 2017 heroin in one or the other form.
Introduction: Drug abuse is a global phenomenon, affecting almost every country, but its extent and characteristics differ from region to region. India too is caught in this vicious circle of drug abuse, and the numbers of drug addicts are increasing day by day.
Prevailing view among many people is that high disposable income and easy availability is the biggest reason for drug abuse in Punjab. Whereas it has to be noted that majority (70-80%) of drug abusers belong to lower income groups- landless labourers, migrant workers, depressed classes.
Drugs Problem and Women in Punjab Substance abuse has been defined as the use of a drug or other substance for a non-medical use with the aim of producing some type of ‘mind-altering’ effect on the user. The non-medical use of habit-forming drugs is not a new phenomenon.
Punjab was one of only three states reporting the abuse of propoxyphene, a narcotic opiate pain reliever used as an injectable substance, the others being Nagaland and Mizoram, as per the UN
Drugs Problem and Women in Punjab Substance abuse has been defined as the use of a drug or other substance for a non-medical use, with the aim of producing some type of ‘mind-altering’ effect
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Uncovering the burden of intentional injuries among children and adolescents in the emergency department. Uzma Rahim Khan 1 Email author, Butool Hisam 1, Nukhba Zia 1, Muhammad Umer Mir 1, Olakunle Alonge 2, poverty; and alcohol and drug abuse .
of alcohol in Punjab were 45.9% in Jalandhar and 27.7% in Chandigarh whereas it was 28.1% in rural areas of Punjab. Shukla  reported that 38.3% of the rural population in Uttar Pradesh was habitual substance users. In a study conducted in rural community in Bihar prevalence of alcohol/drug use was found to be 28.8% of the study population.
The burden of intentional injuries accounted for 8.2% of all children visiting EDs and 19.7% of all injuries in this study. Earlier statistics vary depending on the methodology or setting.
The proportion of rural households in Punjab with any member covered by health insurance or health scheme is 22.1 per cent, compared to Manipur’s 3.7 per cent, Goa’s 11.4 per cent, or Uttarakhand’s 19.8 per cent, according to NFHS 4 data released in 2016.
alcohol abuse, alcoholism, chronic alcoholism, alcohol and drug abuse and alcohol dependence), location (urban, rural or both, Slums), in the screening instruments used (survey questionnaires and schedules, semi-structured interviews, quantity frequency index, Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) etc).
Punjab faces a double burden of obesity and poor nutrition. Obesity among men (27.8 percent) and women (31.3 percent) increased by 5.6 and 1.4 percentage points, respectively, in the decade to 2015.
disease burden in the 15-29 years age group in low and middle income countries by the WHO . In 2003, United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) conducted a survey titled «Extent, Patterns and Trends of Drug Abuse in India – National Survey» in which they reported that India has two million opiate-users, 8.7 million cannabis-users