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Title: The impact of substance abuse in South Africa : a case of informal settlement communities
Authors: Mbandlwa, Zamokuhle
Dorasamy, Nirmala
Keywords: Substance abuse;Alcohol;Drugs;Community;Youth
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2020
Source: Mbandlwa, Z. and Dorasamy, N. 2020. The impact of substance abuse in South Africa: a case of informal settlement communities. Journal of Critical Reviews. 7(19). Available: doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170
Journal: Journal of Critical Reviews; Vol. 7, Issue 19 
Abstract: Substance abuse is a major challenge for many young people globally. South Africa has been reported as a country that is experiencing high levels of alcohol abuse. The focus of this paper is to articulate the contributing factors to substance abuse in South Africa. This paper is presenting the results of the study that was conducted in the informal settlement areas. Conclusions made in this paper about substance abuse in South Africaare based on the findings of substance abuse in the informal community. This study found that the high consumption and abuse of alcohol in South Africaare found amongst young people. The factors such as unemployment, lack of effective mentorship, lack of family values, poor parenting guidance, and loss of hope contributed. This study applied a desktop research methodology, the secondary data was analyzed and unpacked to address the objectives of the study. The main objective of this study was to investigate the causes and the reasons why young people are abusing alcohol. The investigation focused on the excessive and abnormal use of alcohol by young people.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/3463
DOI: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.170
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