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BEL 422:REPORT WRITING
EUGENICS'S GROUP (BAS3A)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
1.1 Background of the study
Recently, our country is facing the issue on the involvement of teenagers in drug addiction. The numbers of them are increasing day by day. This phenomenon has become worse and attracts attention by all parties.
According to the research made by Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), the drug addiction problem has been Malaysia’s famous problem for more than two decades. With about 240,000 identified drug addicts nationwide since the 1980, drug abuse still poses a major problem, particularly those aged between 15 and 40 who make up 80 percent of the drug addicts in the country. The Government has spent hundreds of millions of ringgit to tackle the drug menace but the problem is far from being eradicated. Victory is still nowhere in sight. Statistics on drug users in the country are a matter of serious concern.
From the research on the male teenagers involved in drug addiction at Pusat Serenti Tiang Dua, Malacca, the researchers had found that there are many reasons teenagers take drugs. It includes family crisis, peer influence, society and the teenagers itself. Family crisis can lead teenagers involved in drug because the difficult family situation and the arguments between parents make the teenagers feel stress. Impact from that, teenagers will take a shortcut by choosing drugs as the solution for them to release their stress and escape from emotional upset. Peer is the strong factors that influence teenagers to take drugs. Teenagers taking drugs in order to gain recognition from their friends overcome shyness and escape from loneliness. Less intention from society also can be one of the reasons for this matter. Society, government and non government bodies are less concern on teenager’s welfare. A lot of activities for teenagers should be held in order to make them feel that they are appreciated by...