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Drug Danger and Social Behaviour: New Challenges

Bhim Sain (Author)
Synopsis Drug addition, compulsive craving for drugs is an oldest phenomena because the societies, in all parts of the World, have been using phychoactive drugs drawn from more than 4000 plants, to cure various ailments, to enjoy pleasurable sensation and to alter mood when used otherwise. Hence these drugs have always been misused to create euphoria and never have posed a serious threat to the society. But developments, in the last quarter of the twentieth century have given new dimensions of an epidemic because through technological progress, an increasing number of alkaloids and their derivatives like heroin (smack), crack and many other deadly drugs have captured the minds of youths. Recent studies and investigations have showed some disturbing signs indicating deterioration in the drug abuse scene in India and de-addiction clinics at various hospitals in the country speak volumes of the enormity of the problem. Addiction of heroin and other similar drugs to the traditional alcohol, tobacco and cannabis has made the situation quite grave and alarming. It is, therefore in the fitness of things that indepth studies be made in the use of cannabis, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to find out their acceptance or otherwise in the Indian society and their impact. The present book is an attempt in this direction, which primarily intends to communicate the gravity of the problem in India. Exhaustive exploratory work has been done by the author of this book to highlight the actual position of drug-abuse scene in India with illustrations. The work not only discusses the present problem but also traces the history of the addiction to various objects and people attitude towards them. An interesting part of the work is that where the author shows how smoking of tobacco and use of cannabis have become parts of religious or social customs of various people of the world. The social aspect of drug abuse has been fully dealt with in the work. The author has also tried to draw the attention of the people and the government to the illegal drug trafficking and its various channels. Finally the author suggests some effective measures for the eradication of the menace and de-addicting the victims. The work will be of tremendous utility to the students of psychology, social work and occupational therapy apart from being an enlightening source for the general public.
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About the author

Bhim Sain

Bhim Sain did his Post Graduation and Doctorate form the University of Delhi. He has been regularly writing for academic journals and newspapers. His understanding of socio-medical problems has been deepened by his association with medical experts, researchers, editors, journalists, and writers of international current affairs to leading newspapers.

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Title Drug Danger and Social Behaviour: New Challenges
Author Bhim Sain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1988
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sharada Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8185320004
length xxiv+318p., Tables; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.