Increasing Trend of Substance Using among Females of Punjab

Authors

  • Maria Ali Center for South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Naheed S. Goraya Centre for South Asian Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v11i3.759

Keywords:

Female Substance Users, Women, Monetary supplier, injecting

Abstract

The article gives a detailed study of facts and figures of female substance users in Punjab as reported in different surveys. It discusses the major reasons of increasing trend of substance using among females of Punjab out of which the most prominent roots of this menace are discussed in this review as socio-economical pressure and the role of entertainment and social media. Common social factors were found to be peer pressure and relational substance use among females. Financially, most of the women started using substance as a result of transition from housewife to caretakers of family. Some students were addicted to substance using from friends already addicted to substance use while other students started abusing substance due to stress of hectic study routines. In some reported cases, young ones were encouraged to use substance by watching an elder substance user. Transition from chars to other substances of choice was also found in many female substance users. Case studies of some Female Substance Users expressed some awful and serious issues which need immediate attention. There is a large risk factor associated with this increasing trend of substance using in this region which needs to be tackled carefully by the government and certain other non-governmental bodies.

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Published

2021-10-25

How to Cite

Ali, M., & S. Goraya, N. (2021). Increasing Trend of Substance Using among Females of Punjab. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 11(3), 194-200. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v11i3.759