Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
A comparative study on drug abuse variations among adolescent boys and girls: A case study of Anantnag District of South Kashmir, India
Author(s): Rayees Ibrahim Lone, DR. S Subramani
Abstract: The present study reveals that the comparison of variations of drug addiction with respect to gender, age and family status groups among adolescent’s boys and girls and the problems and reasons associated with drug abuse that why adolescents are vulnerable to drug addiction. The study investigated and made a comparison on the prevalence of drug abuse among adolescent boys and girls in Anantnag district of South Kashmir. Snowball Sampling Technique was used for the selection of respondents in the study area. With the help of personal interview and questionnaire technique, the required data was collected from the selected respondents. Collected data was coded and entered in SPSS program where it was analyzed with the help of statistical technique of t’test. The design used in this study was descriptive in nature and to make inferences and conclusions to the study findings. Drug abuse causes a lot of risks among the adolescents; it results to gang formation, armed robbery, mental illness and cultism. Studies revealed that most of the drug addicts started smoking from their young age. As they grow older they seek new thrills and gradually go into hard drugs.