The Influence of Substance Abuse on Youths’ Prospects in Nigeria and the Way Forward
Advances in Psychology and Neuroscience
Volume 2, Issue 2-1, March 2017, Pages: 15-20
Received: Sep. 24, 2016; Accepted: Sep. 30, 2016; Published: Feb. 14, 2017
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Maikano Madaki, Department of Sociology, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
Aminu Mohammed Dukku, Department of Sociology, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
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Abstract
The youth today, live with two contrasting facts or social realities. Glowing potentials and prospects on the one hand, enormous challenges on the other. The first social fact reflect existing unlimited accomplishments and prospects in form of growing educational pursuits, surging rates of wider internet access, computer and IT services utilization, etc. The enormous and ever growing problems in form of unemployment, poverty, insecurity, crime/deviance, electoral malpractice and drug and substance abuse render the laudable accomplishments punctured in the second instance. This article amplifies the strategic position the youth occupy in every society, conceptual explanations were offered, relevant review undertaken under which a schema of drug use behavior is presented, with the growing problems facing the youth, especially drug and substance abuse, amidst potentials and prospects unveiled. Other sections dwell on the general approach to the way forward and a conclusion and summary of the points identified therein.
Keywords
Youth, Substance Abuse, Poverty, Thuggery, Unemployment
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Maikano Madaki, Aminu Mohammed Dukku, The Influence of Substance Abuse on Youths’ Prospects in Nigeria and the Way Forward, Advances in Psychology and Neuroscience. Special Issue:Substance Abuse: Perspectives, Trends, Issues and the Way Forward. Vol. 2, No. 2-1, 2017, pp. 15-20. doi: 10.11648/j.apn.s.2017020201.13
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