Prevalence of substance use among male adolescents in an urban slum area of Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh.

@article{Kokiwar2011PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of substance use among male adolescents in an urban slum area of Karimnagar district, Andhra Pradesh.},
  author={Prashant Ramdas Kokiwar and Gopal Rao S Jogdand},
  journal={Indian journal of public health},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          42-5
        }
}
In recent years substance use has increased greatly throughout the world. Adolescence is the critical period when the first initiation of substance use takes place. Interventions at the adolescent age are effective to bring about lifestyle modifications. A community-based, cross-sectional study was carried out among 260 randomly selected adolescents in an urban slum area, with the objective of studying the prevalence and determinants of substance use among adolescents. The adolescent age group… CONTINUE READING

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