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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145-153

Epidemiology of Substance Abuse in India : Methodological Issues and Future Perspectives


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India
2 Associate Professor, Drug De-addiction Treatment Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012, India

Correspondence Address:
Debasish Basu
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012
India
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Substance abuse is an important medico-social problem. Comprehensive management of substance use disorders is of necessity linked to the study of epidemiology. In India we have a reasonable epidemiological data on substance abuse. However, this data base suffers from a number of methodological lacunae. The present paper discusses these lacunae and makes appropriate recommendations for future generation of epidemiological data on substance abuse in India.



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