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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 3, March 2020 Edition

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Youth Drugs Addiction And Social Intervention – An Investigative Study Of Mizoram.

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PL Vanrozama, Dr. C Gobalakrishnan



Drug addiction; Substance abuse; Interventions; Mizoram.



Today Drug addiction among the youth is a widespread problem in many countries including Mizoram. Most of the youngsters in the early age of 17-25 years have been found to be seriously addicted to the unethical substance abuse or drug addiction and they are mostly college and even school going young students. Even the unprivileged and poor children have also been found to be involved in drug abuse/addiction. Over the last two decades or more, countries all over the world have seen an alarming rise in the prevalence of drug addicts among the most productive and crucial segment of its population. If their present lives are drowned under such addictions then the future of the nation would certainly be bleak and dark. This is indeed a serious matter for the Indian society. This paper is discussing the impact of drug usage, causes of drug use, the need for intervention and the methods of prevention of drug addiction among youths with special reference to Mizoram, based on the review of earlier literature.



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