1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Self medication is a human behavior in which an individual uses a substances or any exogenous influence to self administer treatment for often unmanaged undiagnosed physical or psychological ailment.
The psychology of such behavior is typical within the specific context of using recreational drugs psychoactive drug, alcohol and other forms of behavior to alleviate symptoms of mental distress, stress and anxiety, including, mental illness and psychological trauma.
Self medication is often seen as gaining personal independence from established medicine, and it can be seen as a human right, implicitly or closely related to the right to refuse professional medical treatment.
Generally speaking, self medication is define as the use of drug to treat self diagnosed disorder or symptoms or the intermittent or continued use of a prescribed drug for chronic or recurrent disease or symptoms.
According to self Medication Hypothesis (SMH) as different drugs have different effects so also they may be use for different reason (s)
According to self Medication Hypothesis (SMH) the individual choice of a particular drug is not accidental or coincidental, but in stead, a result of the individual choice of the drug that will most appropriately manage their specific type of psychiatric distress and help them achieve emotional stability. Substance (Drug) abuse is use of any illegal (Marijuana, cocaine, heroin) or appropriate use of controlled substances…..