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ERIC Number: ED273371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Problems of Adolescents and Youths: Symposium IV C.
Nagaraja, Jaya; Suppiah, Chandraseagran
This symposium contains reports on: (1) a study of drug abuse among adolescents in India, by Jaya Nagaraja; and (2) a case study of factors contributing to drug addiction among Malaysian youth, by Chandraseagran Suppiah. Based on a sample of 1,000 adolescents attending metropolitan city colleges, findings of the Indian study concern psychological aspects of drug abuse among youth, such as narcissism and low self-esteem, as well as the contributory role of some parents to their children's drug problems, and psychiatric manifestations of drug addiction. In conclusion, facts about drug use are listed, including data about prevalence, types of common drugs used, conditions for which psychiatric consultation was sought, types of users, and the extent to which experiences with drugs fulfilled users' expectations. Twelve male inmates of a drug rehabilitation center who were between 15 and 25 years of age and of Malay, Chinese, or Indian descent were involved in a study of factors contributing to drug addiction among Malaysian youth and how these factors interact and reinforce one another. Considered were the influence of ethnicity on addiction, as well as exposure to drugs and the contributory role of certain family characteristics. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India; Malaysia