Currently the drug abuse has become one of the most serious problems in many countries. The drugs abuse is also widespread in less developed societies. This problem is present in Kosova too with the tendency of rising. The of this research was to show the number of drug abusers in Prishtina region, the type of drugs used, the way of drug administration, then survey of the age, sex, marital status, residence of the drug abusers including their social status (employment, profession and economical status). During the surveyed period the number of hospitalized drug abusers in Neuropsychiatry clinic was 39. 25,5% of them were hospitalized more than ones, with 367 stay days with average treatment period of 7.5 days. Average age of those hospitalized for the first time was 27.9 years of age. 64,1% of them were 25-34 years old. 97.4% of the hospitalized were male. 32 (82,1%) patient were from Prishtina, 5 from Ferizaj and 1 from F. Kosova and Kacanik. During the surveyed period there was no patient hospitalized from other cities of Prishtina Region (Besiana,Drenas, Kastriot, Lipjan, Shtime and Shterpc). [Med Arch 2009; 63(4.000): 212-215]

drug abuse, Prishtina region, Kosova

Medical Archives is official journal of Academy of Medical Sciences 
in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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