Author(s): CHANDA MUBEEN
The use of legal and illegal drugs has a long history in Pakistan. This study was conducted to explore the socioeconomic and cultural aspects of female addicts in Lahore. A random sample of 50 females aged 25 - 35 years was taken. A comprehensive questionnaire consisting of open and closed-ended questions was prepared. Pre-testing of the study was carried out with ten respondents to examine the workability and suitability of measuring instruments. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data for drawing conclusion. It was concluded that socioeconomic characteristics in term of women’s education, family income and demographic factors have bearing upon the drug addiction. People should be made aware of its merits and demerits. If they do so, drug using percentage can be substantially decreased.