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KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNICAL COLLEGE STUDENTS ABOUT THE PHENOMENON OF ADDICTION TO DRUG MEDICINES

*Suha Attia Kadhum and Bahaa Hadi Mohammad

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Background: The problem of addiction in general and particular drug abuse is one of the most serious social problems facing civil society, this phenomenon is due to the seriousness of the health, social and psychological and economical on addict particularly economic and civil society and state in general, and since the addictive causes a lot of problems for the most countries in the world which carries the amounts states for treatment and control, strict laws against trafficking and handling of such addicts. Aim of the study: To study the knowledge of students in college of health and medical technology about abuse intake correlated with their abuse types. Methodology: Study the knowledge of students in the faculty of medical and health technologies Baghdad during the month of September to December 2016. Collected in this study 140 sheet identifying consisted of 63 males and 77 females various ages ranging from 19 to 30 years and the sample was chosen at random. The information collected by the questions in the questionnaire prepared for this purpose sheet distributed to students. Results: Shows that a high percentage of the sample believed that family breakdown was her role in an individual’s tendency towards addiction than others who did not believe (87.9% and 12.1%), respectively. On the other hand the higher percentage in each sample that the availability or accessibility of painkiller and sedatives, amphetamines and other drugs that are used for therapeutic purposes are numerous dangerous as beginning to spread that kind of addiction (83.6% and 16.4%) respectively, while the rise for percentage for each sample to those who do not believe that our sons have sufficient awareness of the damage drugs than others who believe (63.6% and 36.4%) respectively, the high percentage of sample to students who think that youth addiction because of bad companions have increased more than the few medium (1.4%,31.4% and 67.1%), shows that the highest proportion of students with knowledge about the types of medications and medicinal drugs that cause addiction (92.9%), and percentage (77.1%) the students have knowledge about the symptoms that afflict the individual abuser, highest percentage of students indicated that the age category. Conclusion: We concluded that higher percentage of students (88.1%), they have knowledge about the phenomenon of drug addiction and the types of drugs and addictive drugs, symptoms, drug damage abuser person on the individual user in particular and society in general, and the prevention of drug addiction and spread of this phenomenon in our society increases significantly.

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