Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Alcohol


EFFECT OF SUBSTANANCE ABUSE ON PHYSICAL HEALTH OF ADOLESCENTS

KM Ashifa

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3155-3160

Alcoholism is a detrimental and dangerous human act. Particularly it remains very
alive among teenagers. Adolescent is a period where young people grow from an infant to a
mature infant.(Sturmhöfel & Swartzwelder, 2004).Alcohol is the world third largest risk aspect
for illness and contributes to 4% of the worldwidetrouble of sickness(Rehm, 2011). It is
reasonably true that 2,5 million deaths are caused per year from alcohol with 9 percent of
deaths in the age group between 15 and 29 because of alcohol consumption (WHO, 2018).
Alcohol causes bereavement and disability. Consuming alcohol gives a danger of developing
physical health problems among adolescent. The physical problems like cancers, cardiovascular
diseases, eye irritation, body pain, severe head ache, hand shivering, sleeplessness and nervous
system damage. The present study tried to investigate physical hazards of adolescents due to
alcohol consumptions

Date Rape Drugs in Sexual Assaults: A Threat to Indian Society

Gaurav Singh; Pratik Singh; Piyush Jyoti

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4677-4683

The increasing cases of sexual assaults and rape worldwide have made it very challenging for the various nations to deal with it. We are witnessing a huge technological advancement all over the seas. But so far, we have not been able to find any proper solution to deal with these types of crimes. If we talk about India, one of the fastest growing crimes are rape and sexual crimes of women and children. Rape is prevalent in both rural as well as urban areas, and now the cases of sexual assaults are being increasing in the group of high class and literate people.
One of the major reasons for that is the increasing drug and alcohol abuse, which have a direct relation with increasing cases of sexual assault cases in the nation. About 70% of the sexual assault cases in India are reported which is committed while the Accused, victim or both are under the intoxication of some kind of drug or alcohol. The use of one such drug called the ‘Date Rape Drugs’ is becoming very prevalent in India. These drugs are used for exploiting the victim for the drug facilitated sexual intercourse. The reason why these drugs are becoming very popular among such abusers is that, these drugs produces effects which makes the victim physically helpless by reducing their physical strength so that they become unable to refuse the situation. Also, one more reason is that, this drug also affects the mental capability of the victim, thus the victim can’t remember and recall the situation. It is very easy for the perpetrators to mix these drugs in food and drinks of the possible victims because these drugs don’t have any smell, taste or any color. Thus, the date rape drugs are the perfect tool for such perpetrators. So, in this paper we will be discussing about such types of Date rape drugs which are being used at an extensive level in India, there mechanism that how they affect a person and its consequences.

ASSOCIATION BETWEEN ORAL LEUKOPLAKIA SMOKING AND ALCOHOL HABITS IN PATIENTS

Priyadharshini Suresh Babu; Deepika Rajendran; Geo Mani

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1211-1220

Oral leukoplakia is seen as a predominant white patch in the oral mucosa and is the most common potentially malignant disorder of the oral mucosa. Habits such as tobacco, betel nut chewing and alcohol increases the incidence of oral leukoplakia. This study was aimed to evaluate the association of oral leukoplakia in patients having smoking and alcohol habits. In this study, patients having oral leukoplakia were sorted out by reviewing and analysing 86,000 patients records who visited the private dental college during the time period of June 2019 to March 2020. The personal history with habits such as smoking and alcohol were also recorded. A Chi-square test was used to determine association between variables to obtain the results. In our study, we found that the males showed higher prevalence of Oral Leukoplakia than females. A statistically significant result was found in patients between 41-50 years of age (29.2%) with smoking habits (84.8%) and alcohol intake habits (51%). It also showed that there was stronger association between oral leukoplakia and patients with both smoking and alcohol habits, than in patients having alcohol habit alone.