SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG EDUCATED YOUTH: CHALLENGES AND PROBLEMS FACED BY THE FAMILIES IN KARACHI, PAKISTAN

Maleeha Sahar, Sakina Riaz, Shah Zaman Khan

Abstract


This paper intended to determine the impact of the contributory factor of substance use and its collision on the family of the educated user in Pakistan. This study used a quantitative research methodology for data collection. The target population for this study is based on higher education students at Karachi, Pakistan. The sample size was 316 responses which were analyzed using regression analysis via PLS-SEM. The results have shown that the availability of substances is positive and important with respect to substance use. Peer influence has a positive and significant effect on substance use. Substance use has a positive and significant impact on family avoidance and family conflict. Finally, addictions have a positive and significant impact on the plight of families.


Keywords


Educated Youth, Family Avoidance, Family Distress, Substance Use.

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