Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Alcohol abusers and mental health
Author(s): Mohd Shoiab Mir, Dr R. Sankar
Abstract: The present study aimed to examine the level of mental health of alcohol abusing youth in Kashmir valley. For this purpose the sample of 400 youth abusing alcohol were selected through snow ball sampling technique. Mental Health Inventory (MHI-38) designed and developed by Viel and Ware (1983) was used for data collection in the present study. The investigator applied frequency analysis, t-test and regression for the statistical treatment of the collected data. Findings of the study revealed that majority of the alcohol abusers had low level of mental health. Also there is significant difference between alcohol abusers belonging to 15-25 and 26-35 age groups and alcohol abusers belonging to nuclear and joint family with respect to their mental health. Further the findings demonstrated that age and family type had a significant influence on the mental health of alcohol abusers.