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Drug Addiction Among Homeless Adults In Khartoum State 2009

Drug Addiction Among Homeless Adults In Khartoum State 2009

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Title: Drug Addiction Among Homeless Adults In Khartoum State 2009
Author: Hassan, Alaa
Abstract: Abstract: This study is done to measure the prevalence of drug addiction among homeless adults in Khartoum State 2009. The number of participants was (50), small sample, because it is a convenient sample, the frame is not clear. It was found that the prevalence was 57%, which is significantly high. The main factors that lead to addiction and drinking among homeless were un-employment, deficient knowledge, and illiteracy. It was recommended to make shelters, to help for work, increase the level of knowledge and educated the homelessness. Objectives: To measure the prevalence of addiction among homeless adults and it's predisposing factors. Methodology: This is descriptive cross sectional study done in homeless adults in Khartoum state 2009. Results: The prevalence of addiction is found to be 57% that is significantly high. The most factor predispose to addiction is escaping their life, followed by the mode affection. Conclusion : By these we conclude that homelessness is a main factor leading to drug addiction.
Description: Drug Addiction Among Homeless Adults In Khartoum State 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1608
Date: 2009


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