GLOBAL PROBLEM OF ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONGST YOUTHS AS A CHALLENGE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN OGUN STATE
Eze-Michael, Ezedikachi. N (PhD)
Addictive misuseof substances amongst the youths have become a global problem and this has resulted into a major challenge in international relations. It is against this backdrop that the study investigated addictive abuse of substances amongst the youths and the effect it has on international relations. The methodology adopted was quantitative and simple random sampling technique was employed. Data gathered was collected by administering questionnaire, through the use of Google forms. The use of library, books, articles, journals and internet complemented the major sources of data. Findings revealed that the addictive abuse use of substances such as marijuana, alcohol, codeine and cocaine are illegal in most countries and associated with criminal activities. The study concluded that addictive abuse of substances has globally contributed to the anxiety, criminal activities, depression, aggressiveness, and social isolation of the youths. The study recommended that there should be a global call to enact more laws and policies that will make it difficult for the youths get involved in addictive abuse of substances. Again let there be strict regulations and monitoring of the importation of any form of substance that can be easily abused amongst countries in within the international society.