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IMJ. 2017; 9(1): 9-14


Practices and reasons of recreational drugs use among college and university students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad

Hassan Bin Usman, Iffat Atif, Talal Bin Pervaiz, Ali Bin Muhammad, Arslan Satti, Syed Imran Bukhari.

Abstract
Objective:
To determine the practices and reasons of use of recreational drugs among college and university students of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Study design: Cross sectional study
Place and duration: 1st March 2015 to 1st August 2015
Methodology:
A total of 500 college and university students both males and females participated in this study, selected through convenience sampling technique. The data was collected using close ended questionnaire, analyzed using SPSS and chi square was applied to establish relationship between different variables.
Results:
A majority (90.6%) of the students already had knowledge about the recreational drugs, the main source being friends and class fellow for male students and internet and media for females. About 92% males and 93% females knew that recreational drug use is prohibited on religious basis. Cigarette, shisha and recreational drugs use was more common in male students in comparison with female students, the main reason for using recreational drugs being peer pressure (p=0.051). The major prevalence of recreational drugs use was found between 16 to 20 years (p=0.003). The main obstacle of quitting the use of recreation drug was the influence of friends. The majority of students (63%) considered lung cancer and oral cancer as the most common hazard of recreational drug use.
Conclusion:
This study revealed an alarming observation that the use of recreational drugs in both male and female students is soaring in our society. The main predisposing factors are incommensurate monitoring on the recreational drug availability and easy access to recreational drugs. In addition, peer pressure and negligence of parents play an important role in promoting this horrific practice.
Key words:
Practices, recreational drugs (RD), college/university students.

Key words: Key words: Practices, recreational drugs, college/university students.


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