Introduction: Alcoholism a progressive, chronic, and often fatal disease is viewed as a primary disorder and not a symptom of diseases of emotional problems contradictory to what the majority think of. The chemistry or components of the alcohol allows it to affect almost any type of the cell in the body, these includes the cells located in the central nervous system. Consistent and drinking steadily over time has a tendency to cause dependence, this also causes withdrawal symptoms during periods of abstinence. Objectives were to assess the level of knowledge regarding alcoholism among adolescents and find out the association between knowledge scores with demographic variables. Major findings of the study: Highest percentage 44% of adolescents falls in the age group between 16 to 17 years. Highest percentage 73.33% of adolescents are male. Highest percentage 86.67% of adolescents are of Hindu religion. Highest percentage 63.33% of adolescents belongs to joint family. Most of the adolescents 40% father?s occupation is private job. Highest percentage 46.66% of adolescents are having monthly family income of rupees 5000-8000. Highest percentage 36.67% of adolescents get knowledge from newspaper. The meta-analysis of alcoholism knowledge among adolescents age group of 12-19 years states that the inadequate knowledge is 63.33 % with moderate knowledge 36.67% whereas adequate knowledge is 0% which is based upon the criteria to judge knowledge. There is association between level of knowledge with demographic variable (age) and there is no association between level of knowledge and all other demographic variables (Sex, Religion, Type of family, Father’s occupation, Family income, Source of information) Conclusion: The following conclusions were drawn from the finding of the study. 67.67% of adolescents were having inadequate level of knowledge, 33.33% of adolescents were having moderate level of knowledge and 0% of adolescents were having adequate level of knowledge.
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Ramalakshmi G . A Study to Assess the Level of Knowledge Regarding Alcoholism among Adolescent in Banjarwala, Dehradun. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2018; 6(1): 50-56. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00012.4