Drug addiction among youth can be prevented if the youth are taught of its harmful consequences if the young people are aware of the harmful effects of drug abuse, they would avoid drug abuse at the first instance. We have been experiencing an alarming increase in drug addiction among the youngsters in india, most of them being 17-20 year old various factors are responsible for the drug addiction amon youth this article summerizes the common causes of addiction, common symptoms along with few solutions. Effect of drug abuse among youth and its impact on learning a h a ibrahim, c s mahmud, b a abubakar , c a harazimi c, and d s abdulkadir a biology department, sa'adatu rimi college of education, pmb 3218, kumbotso, kano, nigeria. This year's monitoring the future (mtf) survey of drug use and attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in hundreds of schools across the country continues to report promising trends, with past-year use of illicit drugs other than marijuana holding steady at the lowest levels in over two decades–58 percent among 8th graders, 94 percent among 10th graders, and 133 percent among 12th.
At centre for social policy studies,university of ghana legon drug abuse among the youth by dr kofi ohene-konadu background at both international and national circles great concern had been expressed about drug abuse among the youth it is in line with this that, west african leaders (consisting of 13 heads of state ) demonstrated their disdain for drug cultivation trafficking and usage in. The abuse of drug has become an international problem almost every country nowadays is facing the menace of drug abuse whether it is america, the most powerful country or it is india, one of the developing countries, the problem bothers both alike the evil is increasing by leaps and bounds in the. Using alcohol and drugs before the brain has fully developed increases your risk for future addiction to alcohol and drugs dramatically young people who start drinking alcohol before age 15 are 5 times more likely to develop alcohol abuse or dependence than people who first used alcohol at age 21 or older. Drug abuse is the excessive, maladaptive, or addictive use of drugs for non-medicinal purposes it also defines a state, emotional and sometimes physical, characterized by a compulsion to take drugs on a constant basis in order to experience its mental effects.
The aim of the study was to explore the substance abuse/drug use related knowledge and attitudes among youth in addis ababa, ethiopia substance abuse and dependence are one of the most frequently occurring disorders in adolescents, young adults, and the general population. Teen drug abuse can lead to a plethora of problems for our youth, ranging from problems with normal brain development to severe academic repercussions to damaged personal relationships many parents are unaware of the severity of the issue that a nation of adolescents and teens are facing. Statistics inform drug abuse treatment professionals of the populations that are most prone to addiction, the popular drugs of choice among various age groups, rates of relapse after treatment and education levels among abusers.
Current trends among the youth are the drop in ages to 12, the resurgence of mandrax, and also the fact that youth don’t see the dangers of drug abuse “youth issues largely prevalent include bullying, peer pressure, stress, depression, anxiety, anger, self-harming, low self-worth and suicide attempts. Drug abuse has become a global phenomenon affecting almost every country though the extent and characteristics vary depending on the country in question the most to determine the prevalence of substance use and abuse among the youth in and out of school. Drug abuse is rapidly growing in pakistan, especially among youth including those in colleges and universities, resulting in serious social and health implications according to statistics, there are nine million drug addicts in pakistan, out of which two million are between the ages of 15 to 25. Substance abuse among juveniles 12 and older is on rise (substance abuse and mental health services administration, 2010) for some juveniles, drinking or using drugs is the only way they feel they can cope with problems in their lives. How common is drug use among youth alcohol is the #1 drug used by teens 55% of ontario students used alcohol (drank one drink or more on any occasion) during the past year.
Youth and teenagers are more prone to become the victims of drug abuse difficult to control: thousands of men and billions of dollars are involved in drug traffic that is why it is so difficult to keep it under control. Without treatment, the effects of drug abuse on teens can lead to serious consequences now and well into adulthood signs of teen drug abuse there are many symptoms of drug abuse, but some of the most common signs your teen is abusing drugs are: drug abuse among teens can result in serious mental disorders or permanent, irreversible damage. Why drug abuse is a big problem among lgbt teenagers substance abuse and addiction is a widespread problem among teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (an umbrella term preferred by many, particularly young people. A strong relationship appears to exist between alcohol use among youth and many social, emotional, and behavioral problems, such as using illegal drugs, fighting, stealing, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs, skipping school, feeling depressed, and deliberately trying to hurt or kill themselves.
Another major cause of drug abuse is said to be the rate of unemployment among the youthfurthermore,drugs can be said to be abuse when youth don't keep to the prescribe dosage and a continuous use of a particular drug for a long time without doctors approvalthis kind of abuse is associated with soft drugs. What are the highest risk periods for drug abuse among youth the first big transition for children is when they leave the security of the family and enter school later, when they advance from elementary school to middle school, they often experience new academic and social situations, such as learning to get along with a wider group of peers. Conclusion the abuse of alcohol and drugs has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality among adolescents worldwide many of these youth will lose their lives to drugs and alcohol and a significant number are likely to grow up to become problem drug users.