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Drinking Parameters and Associated Factors among Alcoholics Attending De-Addiction Center at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Jaipur

Author:Mukesh Bairwa, Monika Rathore, Amita Kashyap, Maesh Channd Verma, Mohmmed Zahid, Dilip Kumar Narolia

Keywords:Alcohol addiction, drinking parameter, factors, Jaipur

Type:Original Article

Abstract:"Introduction: Alcohol addiction is influenced by factors like started drinking at early age, positive family history, impulsivity, hyperactivity. Objective of the study was to assess drinking parameters and associated factors among alcohol addicts attending De-addiction center. Methods: This observational study was conducted during 1st June 2015 to 31st May 2016. Total 400 cases with an AUDIT score of >8 were included. Information like duration of drinking, amount of drink, type of alcohol consumed, motivating factors for seeking de addiction centre, previous treatment history were collected. Results: Half of alcoholics started drinking at very young age (<26 years). Majority were Hindu and one fourth cases had primary education and one fourth was literate up to higher secondary. Half of cases were daily wages and majority were from SES class III & IV. Only 16% had positive family history. Majority (80%) consumed more than 3 to 6 quarter of alcohol daily. Majority (79%) consumed “Desi” alcohol. Conclusion: When alcohol is started late then the amount of alcohol consumed is less. Per capita income has a negative 18.2% change in amount of alcohol. Age of starting consumption of alcohol also made a significant contribution to predict type of alcohol consumed