Prevalence and Underlying Threats of Drug Abuse: A Case Study on Kathua District (Jammu & Kashmir)
The present study analyzes the problem of drug abuse in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The geographical location of the place is such that it is one of the driving factors of drug menace vis-à-vis a threatening factor for the national security. The paper tries to present a clear picture of the extent of drug abuse in the region and the concerns associated with it. It presents data from various government reports, newspapers, as well as the data collected from the Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Kathua and District Police, Kathua. A survey is also conducted for the study with a sample size of 500 using random sampling. It uses pie charts and graphs to present data in a lucid manner. This study is an attempt to understand the causes of drug menace in the district and also suggesting the measures to address it.