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Title: Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Personality Profiles of Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Contributor(s): Ineme, Mfon E (author); Osinowo, Helen O (author); Asagba, Rachel B (author); Taiwo, Kayode O (author); Ibikunle, Imisioluwa O (author); Ottu, Iboro F A (author); Aguiyi, Onyeye A (author); Akinlabi, Michael O  (author)orcid ; Akinhanmi, Akin O (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
170113 Social and Community Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
440201 Causes and prevention of crime
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
940402 Crime Prevention
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society
280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
230408 Rehabilitation and correctional services
230402 Crime prevention
Abstract: Substance abuse remains one of the leading anti-social behaviours the world over. In many societies it is viewed as a leading cause of violence among individuals and groups. To the respective individuals, it has been a major cause of physiological illnesses such as liver, cardiovascular and cranial problems (Kazimir, 2010). It has exposed many to the risk of auto accidents (Bob, 2011), leading to physical deformity, loss of property, and even loss of lives. In addition, substance abuse is known to have a causal relationship with many psychological disorders including mental and behavioural disorders (Larsen, 2011). Indeed, the dangers of taking drugs are far greater than its short-term illusory pleasures (Agrawal, Puliyel, Chansoria, Mukerejee & Kaul, 2007). Being more specific, Obedunmi (2008), explains that the harmful effect of smoking outweighs the presumed warmth and comfort. Use of these drugs may lead to criminal penalty in addition to possible physical, social and psychological harms (Wikipedia, 2010). Yet drinking is woven into the fabric of many societies as often experienced when sharing a bottle of wine over a meal, going out for drinks with friends, celebrating special occasions with champagne etc. But because alcohol is such a common, popular element in many activities, it can be hard to see when one’s drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking (Smith, Segal & Robinson, 2010).
Publication Type: Conference Publication
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Source of Publication: Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDs in Africa: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial International Conference on "Alcohol, Drugs and Society in Africa", p. 177-186
Publisher: Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse
Place of Publication: Uyo, Nigeria
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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