Eyassu Mathewos

Department of Nursing, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Wachemo University, Durame Campus, Durame, Ethiopia

  • Research Letter   
    Substance Abuse among Community in Harar Town, Eastern Ethiopia; a Cross-Sectional Study
    Author(s): Teshome Sosengo* and Eyassu Mathewos

    Background: Substances are anything, that is, when taken inappropriately disturbs the normal function of the body. When substances are used appropriately, they are useful for various functions. Substance abuse is the inappropriate use of substances in a manner that leads to various deleterious problems. Self-administration of drugs for nonmedical reasons is a basic feature of substance abuse. Substance abuse is posing deleterious consequences to society. Currently, about 275 million people worldwide are exposed to substance abuse at least once during their lifetime. Objective: To assess prevalence, knowledge and reasons about substance abuse abuse among the community of Harar town, Eastern Ethiopia, from December 10, 2020 – February 1, 2021. Methodology: Cross - sectional study was done from December 10, 2020.. View More»

    DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2022/9.5.2

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