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Author(s): Gulshan Deshlahara, Jitendra Kumar Premi

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Address: School of Studies in Anthropology
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur.

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2000


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Deshlahara and Premi (2000). Addictive Behavior Among The Old Aged Persons Of Village Sammanpur, Chhattisgarh. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-A: Science), 13(1), pp.49-53.



Addictive Behavior Among The Old Aged Persons Of Village Sammanpur, Chhattisgarh

Gulshan Deshlahara and Jitendra Kumar Premi

School of Studies in Anthropology

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

Abstract :  In the present paper an attempt has been made to study the addiction behavior among the old aged persons for this data is collected from 100 persons of more than 60 years of age of which 46 are males and 54 are females. The data is collected by an open and structured Interview schedule and focused group discussion while staying in the village for 25 days. Frequency of addiction is found to be high in males in comparison to females. Frequency of mode of addiction was associated with higher endorsement of personal effects, physical and social reasons and also to over- come themselves from their psychological stress. Depression is found to be the cause along with other causes for the addiction also the most commonly modes are found to be liquor, gudakhu, tobacco, gutka, beedi and cigarette. However consump- tion of bhang and ganja is not at all found in our study area. The present study shows confirmatory results with other former studies.

Key words: Addictive Behavior, old persons

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