SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG IMMIGRANT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS

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Dr. Rattiram Meena Dr. Rekha Acharya Dr. Aarti Acharya

Abstract

Background: Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. "Substances" can include alcohol and other drugs (illegal or not) as well as some substances that are not drugs at all.


Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted among the migrant workers working in Bikaner Rajasthan, over the time duration of 3 months. All migrant laborers above the age group of 18 years were included in the study. Data was collected from ante-natal register using Predesigned, pretested, validated and structured proforma.


Result: In our study prevalence of substance abuse was found to be among 84.00% of participants. 44.8% of the study participants were consuming alcohol, 50.2% of the study participants were chewing tobacco.


Conclusion: The result of the present study suggests that substance abuse among migrant workers was very high. Policy makers must pay extra attention to the health of migrants by implementing safety measures and organizing intense behaviour change communication.


Keywords: Alcohol, Smoking, immigrant construction workers

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Meena, D. R., Acharya, D. R., & Acharya, D. A. (2019). SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG IMMIGRANT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 3(6). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v3i6.295
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Research Articles