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BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-65

Opioid dependence growing concern: A profile of a tertiary care hospital in North India


1 State Drug Dependence and Treatment Centre, Institute of Mental Health, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychiatric, Social Work, Institute of Mental Health, UHS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bhupendra Singh
Institute of Mental Health, UHS, Rohtak, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjp.tjp_1_21

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Background: It is well-known that opioids are one of the world's most challenging substances which are growing rapidly. India too has a considerable problem of opioid use. State Drug Dependence and Treatment Center, Rohtak is only center in Haryana proving treatment with opioid substitution therapy. Aim: The present study was aimed to draw a profile of the patients attending this treatment facility. Methods: It was a retrospective secondary data-based study for the year 2018–2019. All the data records were reviewed and tabulated for the interpretation. Results: The present study found that maximum (46%) of the participants were from the age group of 20–29, almost males married and unmarried both were seeking treatment, 70% of them were educated at least up to secondary slandered but maximum (42%) were unemployed. Age of initiation was vary from 10 to 29 years and 74.2% were reported addiction of heroin. Chasing was the most popular method of consumption followed by oral and intravenous. Support from family was reflected in the referrals, and it can be considered as good for the better outcome and reduction of relapse. Conclusion: Opioid use is growing among adult males that need immediate attention of care.


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