Alcohol Taking Situations among Inmates of a Deaddiction Centre in Tiruchirappalli

A. Nancy, Sam Deva Asir R.M.


Alcohol is well known and well-studied to have addictive potential and causes or predisposes the consumer to various physical and psychological hazards.  The International Classification of Diseases and Health Problems 10th revision(ICD-10) defines alcohol dependence syndrome (ADS) as “a group of behaviour, cognitive and physiological phenomenon that develop after returning alcohol use and that usually include a strong wish to consume, difficulties in controlling its use, persist in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to alcohol use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state”.  A person is said to be dependent on alcohol if he/she satisfy the above criteria for dependence.  According to theRelapse Prevention Model by Marlatt and Gordon's (1985) High-risk factors are the determinants of alcohol use. In this study, the researcher made an attempt to depict various types of high-risk situations found among the alcohol dependents in anundisclosed Deaddiction centre of Tiruchirappalli. High-risk situations are measured by using Inventory of Alcohol Taking Situation. Statistical analysis is done by using SPSS results are discussed in the full paper.

Keywords: High-risk situations, Alcohol Dependence, Prevention, Alcohol Seeking situations.

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