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

Role of the family in drug abuse.

SK Kartikeyan, RM Chaturvedi, VR Bhalerao 
 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay.

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

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 «SQ»brown sugar«SQ» 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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Kartikeyan S K, Chaturvedi R M, Bhalerao V R. Role of the family in drug abuse. J Postgrad Med 1992;38:5-7


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Kartikeyan S K, Chaturvedi R M, Bhalerao V R. Role of the family in drug abuse. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1992 [cited 2020 Oct 30 ];38:5-7
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