Comparative Study

| Published: June 29, 2017

Impact of Family or Social Factors on Substance-Abusers among Youth

Namita Sinha

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.248/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.248


Substance or drug abuse has become the most prevalent social evil in the present times. If youth indulge in substance abuse, they can never utilize their potential and energies for self-growth, family welfare as well as for the welfare and development of the nation. To curb this menace among youth, psychologist must come forward to ascertain the family or other social factors which tend to increase this. Thus these factors must be removed from the society and the nation which is the ultimate aim of this research. For this purpose, a sample of 300 students out of which 100 habituated, 100 occasional & 100 non-users were used. Drug abusers schedule & Personal and Family Data Sheet (PFDS) were used to obtain information regarding the personal and family details of the students. A significant association existed between social factors (presence/absence of parents, marital status, type of family and birth order) and substance abuse in youth. The present study has both theoretical and practical application. Keeping this in view, the present work was undertaken.

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 5, April-June, 2017