Assessment of Strength and Limitations of Drug Use Interventions: A Case of Kinondoni Municipality

Chanila, Daudi Simon (2015) Assessment of Strength and Limitations of Drug Use Interventions: A Case of Kinondoni Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Drug use is one of the major socio-economic concerns in Tanzania. Having that in mind, this study was coined with a purpose of assessing the strength and limitations of drug use interventions among out of school youth in Kinondoni Municipality. The study focused on the following institutions: Drug Control Commission, Kimara Peer Educators, Blue Cross, YOVERIBE, Mwananyamala Hospital (MAT) and the Kinondoni Social Welfare Officeas well as two hotspots. It is essentially a cross-sectional design. Methods and techniques of data collection in this study were: structured questionnaire, semi-structured interview, Focus Group Discussions and observation. Secondary methods included: books, journals, and internet sources that were highly used while employing purposive sampling, snow-balling, and convenience (availability) sampling techniques. The data collected were analyzed and presented in form of tables, pie charts, histograms and descriptive statistics thematically. The major findings were that the interventions are effective, as reflected through behavior change of clients. However, there are various challenges including failure to do social reintegration, relapse, overdependence on methadone and shortage of rehabilitation centres. Basing on such findings the following were the recommendations put forward: enhancement of community awareness initiatives, scaling up of rehabilitation centres, intensification of laws impunity, good governance to stimulate employment, and collaboration among actors so as to maximize the merger resources. Key words: drug use, youth, human behavior, behavior change and drug use interventions.

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: 13 Jul 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:35
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1282

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