Drug Addiction among Youths in Zimbabwe: Social Work Perspective
This chapter is framed on exploring socio-economic realties embedded in Zimbabwean youths’ addiction to drugs. The chapter uses a Merton critique to explore youths’ addiction to drugs. Furthermore, domains of youths’ drugs addiction and resultant impacts are also analysed. An extensive literature review is undertaken to contextualise the study and draw some insights from both the theoretical and empirical literature that provides a framework of analysis for the study. Documents are reviewed to get a general understanding of the framework on key drivers of youths’ drug addiction. Finally, using social work lens, the chapter offers pathways for continued robust drug addiction mitigation amongst Zimbabwean youths.
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