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Indian Journal of Social Research Vol.53 (6) (Nov - Dec, 2012) (469 - 476)

STUDY OF DRUG ADDICTS REGARDING THE EXTENT OF USE AND REASONS FOR TAKING THE DRUGS

Lakhwinder Kaur
Research Fellow, Directorate of Extension Education, P.A.U. Ludhiana

S.K.Saini
Professor, Deptt. Extension Education, P.A.U. Ludhiana

Abstract

The present investigation was undertaken to study the extent of use of drugs by drug addicts. The findings of the study reveal that most of the respondents belonged to age group of 35-50 years, had education up to primary level, their fathers’ education up to secondary level and had illiterate mothers. Majority of the respondents started taking drugs between 18-33 years of age on the suggestions of their friends. Majority of the respondents used to take poppy husk regularly. It is observed that peer pressure is one of the major factors of drug abuse. It is, therefore, suggested that parents should be very careful about their wards at the age of 18-33 years. They should have complete knowledge regarding the friends of their wards. 

INTRODUCTION

Youth is the building block of the nations, so for all the countries the importance of youth and its welfare is considered as a vital need. The youth is the most dynamic and potential segment of the population of any country. The progress and prosperity of the nation depends greatly on the proper development of its youth.

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