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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-7

Role of the family in drug abuse.


Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay.

Correspondence Address:
S K Kartikeyan
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay.

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PMID: 0001512731

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A simple random survey of 9863 population out of the total 70,000 population is one slum pocket of Bombay revealed drug dependence in 104 persons. Out of 104, 83.65% smoked 'brown sugar' 10.68% used cannabis and 5.77% opium. Most of the addicts (95.2%) belonged to large families. Family history of alcoholism and drug abuse was present in 41.35%. Parental deprivation was additional contributing factor in 30.7%.






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