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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,
Deshlahara and Jitendra Kumar Premi
of Studies in Anthropology
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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