International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

Neighbours and drug addicts: An interface

Sukhpreet Kaur
  • Sukhpreet Kaur
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Baba Farid College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda 151001, Punjab, India.
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  •  Received: 20 October 2014
  •  Accepted: 24 February 2015
  •  Published: 31 March 2015


Drug addiction is a phenomenon by which all communities and countries are regularly affected. This has been an ever growing problem which has confronted each one of us within our families, at school, in work place or within our society in general. The present paper focuses on neighbours’ role in drug addict’s life. The area of study was in and around Chandigarh where community based de-addiction clinics were held by Post Graduate Instititute of Medical Education and research (PGIMER) and Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh. Patients visiting these community based de-addiction clinics were selected for the present study. Sample of study was 200. Self constructed interview schedule was used for data collection. It was concluded that very less number of neighbours extended their arms to help their drug addict neighbours.
Key words: Neighbourhood, drug addicts, neighbours’ role.