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1 Mode of Suicide and Alcohol Use Pattern among Female Commercial Sex Workers

Authors: S. Madhusudhan, G. V. Vaniprabha, S. G. Jadhav


The purpose of this study was to explore the pattern of alcohol use, mode of suicide and extent of depression among 150 female commercial sex workers (CSWs) in Bangalore, India. After going through a short detoxification programme of two weeks, Karma yoga principles of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita were used as a tool for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for a period of four weeks to maintain abstinence and help with their depression. A six month follow up indicated that they had maintained abstinence over that period and had not attempted suicide, either.

Keywords: Depression, Suicide, alcohol dependence, commercial sex workers

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