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Opium addiction in Assam

Opium addiction in Assam

a retrospective analysis.

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Published by State Anti-Drug Prohibition Council, Assam in [Guwahati] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Dibrugarh (District)
    • Subjects:
    • Opium abuse -- India -- Dibrugarh (District)

    • About the Edition

      With reference to Dibrugarh District of Assam, India.

      Edition Notes

      ContributionsAssam (India). State Anti-Drug Prohibition Council., Indian Council of Medical Research. Regional Medical Research Centre, N.E. Region.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV5840.I42 D536 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination30 p. :
      Number of Pages30
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3590822M
      LC Control Number2002293563

      British rule in India and British control of the Indian princely states ensured a steady supply of opium from India to China, thereby facilitating the transfer of economic surplus from China to Britain. So profitable was the opium trade that the cultivation and production of opium . Guwahati: A man committed suicide after allegedly killing his daughter-in-law and her 2-year-old daughter at the forest colony of Longding township, around km from Itanagar on Sunday, police said. MS Reddy, Longding SP informed that around 8 am, information about an incident in which two persons had been murdered by a person who later committed suicide had come to light.

      With opium addiction making the villagers lazy and sick, there is hardly any crime here,” P. Moidam, in-charge of Lazo police station, told this correspondent. He said although opium cultivation is illegal, it is the only source of income for the villagers and it would be a futile exercise to stop them unless they are given an alternative. Opium users describe experiencing a feeling of calm and well-being. Opium addicts in otherwise good physical and mental health whose drug needs are met are thought to experience no debilitating physiological effects from their addiction, although there is .

      Instruments of addiction are not supposed to be as exquisite as an opium pipe. Beautifully weighted and impeccably crafted, a 19th-century example from China, whether hewn from rough bamboo or. The next year, as I kept probing more, I found news in bits and pieces. Most of the people of the villages in the Singpho belt in Assam like Dibang, Ketetong, Pangna, Ulup, Ingthem, Mungang, Pangsun, Hasak, Katha, Bisa and Kumsai were becoming victims of opium addiction.


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(Editor's Note: Continued from Part I) by Kawal Deep Kour (PhD, Indian Institute of Technology) The Assam Opium Enquiry Committee Report of had disapproved the idea of imposing Prohibition and accepted addiction as a medical problem. It stressed the treatment of opium addicts in hospitals where they were entitled to medical care and supervision.

A survey on opium use was earned out in Tinsukia district of upper Assam to assess the present prevalence and pattern of opium abuse and compared with earlier findings of the year (Baruah et al., ).

A total of 75 addicts could be detected during the survey and 61 were interviewed using structured by: A survey on opium use was earned out in Tinsukia district of upper Assam to assess the present prevalence and pattern of opium abuse and compared with earlier findings of the year (Baruah et.

Thinking Imperially: Intertwined Interests of Colonial Science, Medicine and Opium 4. On a Route Laced with Opium: Networks of Commerce and Consumption in a Colonial Hinterland 5. From Assam Kanee to Behar Abkaree 6.

Opium Reduction Campaign: 7. Towards Total Prohibition: Opium Eradication Campaign in Assam, 8. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): A survey on opium use was earned out in Tinsukia district of upper Assam to assess the present prevalence and pattern of opium abuse and compared with earlier findings of the year (Baruah et al., ).

A total of 75 addicts could be detected during the survey and 61 were interviewd using structured questionnaire. Get this from a library. A History of Intoxication: Opium in Assam, [Kawal Deep Kour] -- This volume unearths the emerging pattern of consumption of opium in colonial Assam and the creation of drug-dependency in a social context.

It analyses the competing forces of the empire which. A survey on opium use was earned out in Tinsukia district of upper Assam to assess the present prevalence and pattern of opium abuse and compared with earlier findings of the year (Baruah et al., ). A total of 75 addicts could be detected during the survey and 61 were interviewed using structured questionnaire.

The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine, Third Edition, is a quick reference book on virtually all addiction medicine topics. Essentials serves as a companion to the larger ASAM Principles textbook. Streamlined and easy to use, it provides authoritative information on everything from the pharmacology of addiction through diagnosis, assessment.

Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction.

But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his life in London – a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see again. Opium (or poppy tears, scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is dried latex obtained from the seed capsules of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum.

Approximately 12 percent of opium is made up of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for the illegal drug latex also contains the closely related.

Antrobus, The History of the Assam Company, p. 37; in this meeting of the Assam Company, it was discussed that the EIC had agreed to ‘speedily make available’ information on Assam; Minute Book of the Assam Company, 12 February –17 DecemberMS /1, London Metropolitan Archives (London).

The video shows officers displaying placards that read: “no addiction”, “no opium, no heroin” and “say no to drugs & yes to life”. ‘It’s not a trap, not an escape’ The Assam Police’s minute-long video has been sung and performed by Zubeen Garg, Angarag Papon Mahanta, Dikshu and Bornali Kalita.

The idea that opium addiction was synonymous with backwardness and degeneration made the intelligentsia adopt as its agenda the amelioration of the “opium evil.” These texts, resorting to the use of satire, wit and humour, spearheaded an innovative reform agenda.

Key words: Opium, Assam. The book tells of opium's historic use, and interestingly, even before reading ''Opium Fiend'', I had noticed how collecting is an addiction that surely must have a biochemical response in the brains of collectors-Reviews:   One such horror was the widespread addiction to opium in Assamese society.

Introduced to Assam by sepoys of the East India Company during the late 18th and 19th century in a bid to popularise poppy cultivation in the region, it was only going to be a matter of time before opium addiction would devastate Assamese society.

Chopra and his team conducted their first ever experiment of a proposed mass treatment scheme in in Assam – a province which had earned notoriety as “black spot on the face of India.” (The rate of opium consumption in Assam was much higher than the standard established by the League of Nations of 6 population per annum.

India. Leaving Calcutta, Captain Sam Wyndham heads for the hills of Assam, to the ashram of a sainted monk where he hopes to conquer his opium addiction.

But when he arrives, he sees a ghost from his life in London—a man thought to be long dead, a man Wyndham hoped he would never see s: OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. President: Sjt. Kuladhar Chaliha. Introduction by C.F. Andrews. "The origin of the present opium enquiry is partly to be found in the preparations for the world conference at Geneva in "--Introduction.

Bymorphine and opium powders, like OxyContin and other prescription opioids today, had led to an addiction epidemic that affected roughly 1 in Americans.

Indian J Psychiatry. Apr;39(2) Opium addiction in assam: a trend analysis. Mahantra J(1), Chaturvedi HK, Phukan RK. Author information: (1)J. Mahanta, M.D., Regional Medical Research Centre (), Post Box No, Dibrugarh - A survey on opium use was earned out in Tinsukia district of upper Assam to assess the present prevalence and pattern of opium abuse and.

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