Assessment Of Community Involvement In Prevention Of Drug Abuse Among Youth In Tanzania: A Case Of Kinondoni Municipality Dar es salaam

Magabe, Rebecca William (2013) Assessment Of Community Involvement In Prevention Of Drug Abuse Among Youth In Tanzania: A Case Of Kinondoni Municipality Dar es salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to assess community’s involvement in prevention of drug abuse among youth in the Tanzania the case of Kinondoni Municipality in Dar es Salaam region. The primary objective was to examine and to find out how the local communities are involved in drug abuse prevention, their community strategies or initiatives in drug abuse control and to find out why drug abuse persists despite the measures taken by the government to control drug abuse in the country. The study findings revealed that, the local have not yet involved in the prevention of drug abuse among youth in the country from the local community level to national legislation and institutions. Most of drug abuse prevention effort has been done by the government and non government organization. The existing policies and legislations also do not recognize the role of local communities in fighting drug abuse among the community and the nation at large. The local communities lack or have inadequate resources and not well informed about the drug abuse and its impact on the community. The main factor that leads youth to engage in drug abuse has been the lack of employment and peer group pressure. Apart from that, the study shows that people believe that participations and involvement of communities in the prevention effort will help reduce the problem and its impact among the youth. Many respondents shown concern that, the government is not doing enough effort to prevent drug abuse in the country since there many loopholes for drug traffickers and dealers to conduct this business in the country. Based on the research findings a number of recommendations have been made in order to address the problem of drug abuse by involving the local communities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:17
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1013

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