Multi-cultural society, stress and drug abuse among adolescents
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This study aimed at finding out the relationship between multicultural society, stress and drug abuse among adolescents. The study targeted 92 adolescents in Makerere-Kikoni suburb found in Kawempe division, Kampala district. Both male and female were sampled to participate in the study. The specific objectives of the study were to examine the relationship between multicultural society and drug abuse, to examine the relationship between stress and drug abuse and to investigate the relationship between multicultural society and stress among the adolescents. The questionnaires were designed to measure for multicultural society, stress and drug abuse. The hypotheses were tested using Pearson correlation coefficient. Study results showed that there is no significant relationship between multicultural society and drug abuse among adolescents (abuse (r= .048**, p=.680.). Results also shows that there is a significant relationship between stress and drug abuse (r=-.269*, p=.025) and there is a significant relationship between multicultural Society and Stress among adolescents (r=.376** p=.001). The problems that drugs and alcohol bring to communities are multidimensional, treatment interventions should be designed with input from the community. It is in this task of community healing that hope is rekindled, and it is this hope that initiates and drives the healing process. Tribal groups, families, traditional healers, religious entities, legal authorities, and local health care providers should all be involved in the healing and recovery process.