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Drug addiction and youth of Kashmir

Author(s): Mudasir M

Abstract

Drug addiction is fastest growing problem among youth in developing countries and also in developed countries. This study looks at the impact of conflict and unemployment in increase of drug addiction among youth in Kashmir. A study on youth was conducted using interview schedule method to collect data from respondents so that answer to the objectives can be found. The study results make some interesting revelations. It reveals that most of the respondents feel that conflict and unemployment both has added to the problem of drug addiction among youth. Whereas 158 respondents also revealed that girls also take drugs. 143 respondents revealed that member from their family take gateway drugs. Many respondents also revealed that educational stress is one reason for youth to indulge in drug addiction. Youth are the future of nation if they indulge in drug addiction it is surely going to have worst impact on society. It also brings economic, cultural and moral degradation to individual in particular and family in general. This study shows how our youth look to the problem of drug addiction. This study looks to awareness among youth about drug addiction’s evil impact. And it also finds that girls also had impact of drug addiction.

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