ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE AMONG YOUTH
*Dr. Harpreet Kaur Bajwa, Dr. Amandeep Chopra, Dr. Amarpreet Kaur, Dr. Tarun Kumar and Dr. Swati Leekha
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical and life sciences
Background: Drug abuse continues to emerge as a strategy among youth to cope with the problems of unemployment, neglect, violence and sexual abuse. Objective: The present study was carried out to find out the prevalence and determinants of drug and alcohol abuse among youth of Ludhiana. Methodology: A cross sectional questionnaire study was done to assess alcohol and drug abuse among college students of Ludhiana. Result: The study revealed that 41.5% of total subjects consume alcohol and drugs whereas 4.9% have been users the past. Further, it has been observed that peer pressure and pleasure are the main factors for the youth getting indulge in drugs. Conclusion: Alcohol and Drug abuse constitute a major Public Health Problem in Ludhiana region. Steps need to be taken to control the problem of drug abuse with proper medication and guidance.