oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Counselling approaches for curbing drug abuse among youths

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The prevalence of drug abuse among Nigerian youths has been on the increase. Such abuse has been associated with many undesirable consequences- health impairment, draining of economy, reduction of the quality of life of abusers, impairment in working capacity and general maladaptive behaviours. This paper laid particular emphasis on counselling approaches that can assist in preventing or curbing drug abuse among youths who are hopes of tomorrow. An improved child-rearing and child-teaching practices have been stressed.

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