Evaluation of Drug Addiction Causes in Punjab using Machine Learning

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Jaspreet Singh
Mandeep Kaur
Gurvinder Singh


Nowadays, one of the most prevalent issues of every nation in the world is drug addiction. The issue of drug abuse is more common in youth of age category from 15 to 45. Punjab is no exception to this fact. This paper evaluates various causes behind the drug addiction among Punjabi youth and proposed a machine learning model to identify the key parameters for the agony of Punjab. The pre-processing of proposed model involves data extraction from web sources and cleaning of data through basic Natural Language Processing techniques. The post-processing phase contains training and testing of neural network based machine learning model for the classification of Punjabi drug abusers. The proposed method recorded highest accuracy of classification among other benchmarks available in the literature.


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