Drug Addiction and its Impact on Adolescents by Dr.Jugal Kishore – MBBS, MD, PhD – IAAH

Millions of Indians are dependent on alcohol, cannabis, and opiates, and drug misuse is a pervasive phenomenon in Indian society, says a new report, published jointly by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and India’s Ministry of Social Justice.In the national household survey more than 40 000 men and boys (aged 12 to 60 years) were interviewed, while subsidiary studies looked at drug misuse among women and prison inmates and in rural populations and border areas. Alcohol, cannabis, opium, and heroin are the major drugs misused in India, says the report. Buprenorphine, propoxyphene, and heroin are the most commonly injected drugs. Dr.Jugal Kishore who comes from rich community medicine background would like to address the adolescent parents on this and provide psychological guidelines to the community.