Drug Abuse is a worldwide problem showing an upward trend especially in developing countries.

Drug use to Drug Abuse : People who go on to abuse drugs tend to be more rebellious, impulsive, accepting of illegal behavior, and oriented towards sensation seeking and tend to be less socially conforming and less committed to a religion.

WHO adopted a Psychosocial Model for prevention which acts on 3 different levels

  1. Primary level        - Reducing incidents
  2. Secondary level   - Reducing Prevalence
  3. Tertiary level      - Treatment and rehabilitation