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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

A study to assess the knowledge regarding substance abuse among adolescents (10 to 19 years) boys and girls in selected urban areas of Pune city

Author(s):
Monita Thokchom, Kajal Singh, Swapnil Thorat, Gauri Rajbhar, Neethu R, Dattatray Gagare
Abstract:
Background: Substance abuse is excessive use of potentially addictive substance, especially one that modify body functions. As the first experiment of substance abuse mostly starts among adolescents, and studies have shown that drug use in mainly related to cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption, an Initial investigation of substance abuse prevalence including cigarette and alcohol, seems to be the first step in preventing and controlling alcohol consumption.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Pune (west of India) 200 samples were collected from the community area for this study. The questionnaire consists of 25 items and two sections (demographic information and knowledge score about substance abuse).
Results: In this study (34%) adolescents are having poor knowledge, (48%) adolescents are having average knowledge and only (18%) adolescents have good knowledge of substance abuse
Conclusion: The majority knowledge of substance abuse was 48%, poor knowledge was 34% and good knowledge was 18%. Nevertheless, there is still need to improve the knowledge of community adolescents regarding substance abuse.
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How to cite this article:
Monita Thokchom, Kajal Singh, Swapnil Thorat, Gauri Rajbhar, Neethu R, Dattatray Gagare. A study to assess the knowledge regarding substance abuse among adolescents (10 to 19 years) boys and girls in selected urban areas of Pune city. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):470-472.

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