Social Welfare Policy for Prevention and Factors Influencing the Use of Tramadol by School Children and Adolescents in Thailand.

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Benjaporn Buasumlee
Jaturong Boonyarattanasoontorn


Tramadol was originally an opioid pain reliever used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. Tramadol was first overused by children and adolescents all over the world to relieve mental health strain about 20 years ago, and it has since destroyed the users' mental and physical health. This article describes the findings of a study on tramadol misuse in Thailand, as well as the level of awareness about the penalties for dangerous drug misuse, legal measures to control dangerous drugs, and the factors that influence harmful drug abuse and its impact on drug users. Using a mix of approaches, data was obtained from young people and children, as well as their parents and relevant authorities. According to the data, the current situation of dangerous drug use among children and adolescents is on the rise. A poll of 257 children and adolescents found that 45.8% had limited knowledge of tramadol use, 51.8% had a moderate grasp of legal measures, and most of the case studies had no knowledge of legal measures. At a statistically significant level of 0.05, age, maternal order, substance use behavior, Tramadol drug selection channels (in the case of grocery shops), components chosen for use with addiction, and family ties were all factors that influenced hazardous drug misuse. Tramadol use has a harmful impact on addicts, their families, and society.

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Buasumlee, B., & Boonyarattanasoontorn, J. (2023). Social Welfare Policy for Prevention and Factors Influencing the Use of Tramadol by School Children and Adolescents in Thailand. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 18(5). Retrieved from
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