CAUSES OF ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE AMONG THE YOUTHS AGED 15 TO 20 YEARS IN KANSANGA, KAMPALA DISTRICT

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ABSTRACT The study was carried in kansanga, Kampala district. It was carried out to assess the causes of drug abuse and alcoholism among youth aged 15-20 years in this area. The study used qualitative and survey designs to assess the causes of drug abuse and alcoholism among the youth aged 15-20 years in kansanga, Kampala district The study population included the youth, local authorities, parents and medical workers. A sample of 150 respondents was selected using simple random and purposive sampling research technique. Data was collected using interview guides, observation techniques and questionnaires from both primary and secondary sources. Collected data was analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively and was tabulated. The study investigated the factors, types and causes of drug abuse and alcoholism in the area among youth. The study revealed that culture is the main cause of drug and alcoholic abuse among youth aged 15-20 years in Kansanga. The study suggested that youth should stay away from drugs and focus on their education in order to be responsible citizens and that the elders should not take alcohol insight of the young ones. According to the study, it was seen that peer pressure was another major cause of alcohol and drug abuse among youth; it was therefore recommended that parents should provide enough parental guidance to the youth and also encouraged them to attend youth Christian camps. The study also recommended that laws against drug abuse and alcoholism should be strengthened to people below 18 years, taking youth to rehabilitation centers those who abuse drugs and provide them with considering services concerning effects of drug abuse and alcoholism. - A sensitization programme should be taken up government to reach and to the youth concerning the danger effects of abusing drug and alcohol.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION

APPROVAL

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.0 INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 Background of the study~ 1

1.2 Statement of the prob1em~ 3

1.3 OBJECTIVES 3

1.3.1 General Objectives: 3

1.3.2 Specific Objectives~ 3

1.4 Significance of the study 3

1.5 Scope of the study 4

1.6 Operational Definitions 5

CHAPTER TWO 8

LITERATURE REVIEW 8

1.7 Introduction 8

1.8 Theoretical FrameworkS 8

1.9 Factors contributing to drug abuse and alcoholism 9

2.0 Types of Drug and AlcoholS 12

2.0.1 Drugs 12

2.0.2 Alcohol 13

2.1 Effects of drugs and alcohol 14

2.2 Summary of key findings and identified gaps 16

2.3 conceptual Framework 17

CHAPTER THREE 18

METHODOLOGY 18

3.0 Introduction 18

V

3.1 Research design18

3.4 Sample size and selection techniques 19

3.5 Data collection techniqueS 20

3.5.1 Self-administered questionnaires method’ 20

3.5.2 Face to face interviews’ 21

3.5.3 Observation’ 21

3.6 Data collection instrument’ 21

3.7 Reliability of research instrument’ 22

3.8 Data collection procedure’ 22

3.9 Data processing and analysis’ 23

3.9.1 Report writing’ 24

3.10 Limitations of the study’ 25

CHAPTER FOUR 26

DATA PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS 26

4.1 Introduction’ 26

4.1.1 Socio-Demographic characteristics of the respondents 27

4.1.2 Findings on the respondents by age 28

4.1.3 Findings on the respondents, religion 29

4.1.4 Findings on the respondent’s educational level 30

4.1.5 Findings on the marital status of the respondents ......................,.,.~.. 31

4.1.6 Conclusion 31

4,2 Factors contributing to drug abuse and alcoholism among the youth in

Kansanga 32

4.2.1 Religion of Youth and Alcoholism 32

4.2.2 Drug and Alcohol abuse and ability of youth to overcome examination

pressure 33

4.2.3 Youth upbringing and early alcohol and drug 34

4.2.4 Media and Drug and Alcohol abuse 37

4.2.5 Idleness of youth and drug abuse in Kansanga 38

4,2.6 Peer pressure and drug abuse among youth 15-20 years...................,......,.. 39

4.3 Main type of drugs and alcohol abused by the youth in Kansanga 40

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4.3.1 Marijuana and Alcohol Abuse among youth aged 15-20 years qompared

to other drugs 40

4.3.2 Local brew and alcohol abuse among youth aged 15-20 years in

Kansanga 41

4.4. Effects of drug abuse and alcohol abuse on the youth in Kansanga 42

4.4.1 Drug and alcohol abuse can result into loose of weight among the youth

aged 15 to 20 years in Kansanga 42

4.4.2 Drugs, Alcohol abuse and prevalence of incurable diseases among the

youth in Kansanga 42

4.4.3 Drug, Alcohol abuse and obscenity among youth in Kansanga 44

4.5 Finding on the measure suggested of addressing the problem of drug

abuse and alcoholism in Kansanga among the youth aged 15 to 20 years.

46

CHAPTER FIVE 48

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION 48

5.0 INTRODUCTION 48

5.1 Summary of Findings 48

5.2 Conclusion 49

5.3 Recommendations 50

References 52

QUESTIONNAIRES 53

CAUSES OF ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ABUSE AMONG THE YOUTHS AGED 15 TO 20 YEARS IN KANSANGA, KAMPALA DISTRICT
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