Socio-demographic and Clinical Profile of Substance use Disorders Admitted in a Tertiary Hospital in Manipur

AUTHOR(s) : Gojendra Senjam, Moirangthem Ratankumar, Majumder Udayan, Mawiong Andreecia Mn, Ningombam Heramani
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Background: Substance abuse is a widely prevalent and growing problem of the present day, especially in the state of Manipur. In this study we are trying to find out the clinical profile of substance users admitted patients in the De-addiction centre of Department of Psychiatry, RIMS. Methods: In this retrospective study, 700 samples were examined from the register of the in-patients, Department of Psychiatry, RIMS. All patients diagnosed with any kinds of substance abuse and admitted in the de-addiction centre of Department of Psychiatry from 9/ 2011 to 8/2015 were included in the study. Results: Majority of them are males 99.4% (n-696). 81.3% (n-569)are alcohol withdrawal out of which 62.9% (n-440) are uncomplicated withdrawal and 19.4% (n-136) are complicated withdrawal. 11.9% (n-83) are opioid users, 2.1%(n-15) are cannabis induced psychosis, 4.3% (n-30) are polysubstance use disorders. There are no deaths as such reported. Most common age group found with highest frequency of substance abuse was found to be within (31-40) years which is 35.6% (n- 249).88.4% (n-619) are Hindus, 9.9% (n-69) are Christians, 1.7% (n-12) are Muslims. Conclusion: From this study we conclude that the most common cases admitted patients are among the alcohol withdrawal patients, however opioid and cannabis also are playing a role into the admission of patients into hospitals.

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