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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Assess the psychosocial problems among adult substance user

Author(s):
Dr. Sundari Apte, Sumi KJ, Roshni Susan, Devika Gaikwad, Bhakti Jagtap and Khandu Pawar
Abstract:
Background: Substance use disorders are on a raise, widely spreading to fairer sex due to various technological advancement, competition and industrialization. This change may give rise to stress, anxiety and depression. The easiest method of resorting to these problems is getting addicted.
Objectives: The researcher felt the need to assess the psychological problem and to associate findings with selected demographic variable.
Methods and Materials: A quantitative approach was adopted of the design was descriptive study. The population was substance users. The sample was substance users from selected de-addiction / rehabilitation centres of Pune city. Sample was selected by non probability purposive sampling technique. The size was 200. The tools used were demographic profile and psychosocial problem. It was a self - structured questionnaire.
Findings: 32.5% of the sample belonged to 28-38 years of age. In educational qualification 36 % of samples were graduate and 40% were doing service as occupation. Maximum sample were in the income range of 5001-15000 Rs per month with 27.5%. Most of the sample were Hindu; and the main substance used was alcohol by 81.5%. In the psychosocial problems, maximum percentage was seen in social competence with 74% and minimum in peer relations and work adjustment with 18%.
Pages: 1134-1137  |  298 Views  40 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sundari Apte, Sumi KJ, Roshni Susan, Devika Gaikwad, Bhakti Jagtap, Khandu Pawar. Assess the psychosocial problems among adult substance user. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):1134-1137.

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