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Social and Family Determinants of Substance Abuse among the Patients of Two Hospitals in Bangladesh | OMICS International | Abstract
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Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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Research Article

Social and Family Determinants of Substance Abuse among the Patients of Two Hospitals in Bangladesh

Pathan Mohammad Asraful Siddike1*, Tanjir Rashid Soron2, Helal Uddin Ahmed3 and Chaman Afrooz Chowdhury4

1Community Based Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh

2Telepsychiatry Research and Innovation Network, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3National Institute of Mental Health, Bangladesh

4Sir Sollimullah Medical College, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author:
Tanjir Rashid Soron
CEO and Founder
Telepsychiatry Research and Innovation Network
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tel: 8801718827138
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: June 05, 2017; Accepted date: July 24, 2017; Published date: July 31, 2017

Citation: Siddike PMA, Soron TR, Ahmed HU, Chowdhury CA (2017) Social and Family Determinants of Substance Abuse among the Patients of Two Hospitals in Bangladesh. J Addict Res Ther 8:340. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000340

Copyright: © 2017 Siddike PMA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Substance use related disorders are major concerns for Bangladesh due to the increasing burden on family, society and nation. Various family and social factors contribute to the development of these disorders. However, the relevant factors were yet to be explored in the Bangladesh from multiple sites study. This study aimed to attempt find out the Social and Family determinants of substance abuse. It was a cross sectional study where one hundred and one substance users were interviewed from two tertiary level hospitals in the Dhaka. Peer pressure and parental disputes were significant contributing factors for substance dependence and discussion about the adverse effect of the substance abuse in family had protective role. The study findings will help in planning the preventive program substance dependence.

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