oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Psychosocial perspectives of drug use among Indian high school youth
|Article Title||Psychosocial perspectives of drug use among Indian high school youth|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of Transkei|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||76 - 80|
|Keyword(s)||Anxiety, Boredom, Camouflaged inadequacies, Curiosity, Low self-esteem, Peer pressure, Psychosexual challenges, Psychosocial factors, Rebellion against parents / authority, Rejection and Relief of tension|
Abrams et at (1968:2153) contend that sociologists traditionally have investigated the social conditions which promote drug addiction in the individual. Psychologists, on the other hand, have focused on intrapsychic phenomena and personality in an attempt to come to grips with the causes of drug use.
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