Influence of drug abuse on domestic violence in Nakaseke District, a case study of Kikamula Central Region Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social sciences.
The study was carried out to determine influence of drug abuse on domestic violence. ln particular, the study sought to explore the experiences of the main objectives of this study included; to establish the relationship between drug abuse and domestic violence; to identify the causes of drug abuse in Kikamula Sub County; to identify the effects of drug abuse on the community members of Kikamula Sub County; and to identify the possible measures put forward to control drug abuse in Kikamula Sub County. The researcher used both descriptive and analytical research designs. The research designs were appropriate because data was easily analyzed using frequency counts and percentages derived from the responses obtained in the questionnaires. From the study, it is clear that there is great demand for avoidance of drug abuse so as to save most of the families from break up, poverty levels, child negligence, and child school dropout. Increases cronical diseases, Leads to early marriage, Low levels of education, High school dropouts, increased death rate, increased rate of ignorance, family neglect, poverty, family breakdown. The study showed that drug abuse is being caused by; Depression, Idleness, Curiosity, Pressure, Availability of drugs, Inheritance, Poor government policies, Personal income increase, Peer influence, escaping reality feel cool and impressed. In conclusion, although the problem of drugs may seem impossible to eliminate, there are concrete steps that can be taken to weaken the hold of drugs on society. The danger from drugs is too great to ignore for us and our children Recommendation, to address all aspects of drug abuse and its harmful consequences, research program ranges from basic studies of the addicted brain and behavior to health services research. NIDA’s research program develops prevention and treatment approaches and ensures they work in real-world settings. In this context, Government is strongly committed to developing a research portfolio that addresses the special vulnerabilities and health disparities that exist.
Dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelors’ Degree of Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence