Drug abuse and psychological disorder among youths in Bosaso, Puntland, Somalia

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social Science
This study sought to examine the relationship between Drug Abuse and psychological disorder among youth in Bossaso, Puntland, Somalia. The study objectives were; To determine the effect of khat chewing and psychological disorders among youth in Bosaso, Puntland, Somalia, and to assess the effect of alcohol and psychological disorders among youth in Bosaso, Puntland, Somalia. To find out the effect of tobacco and psychological disorders among youth in Bosaso, the psychological disorders caused by drug and substance abuse among youth are increasing rapidly and at an alarming rate not just in Bosaso, Puntland, but also throughout much of Somalia, A cross-sectional survey was used in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative data were gathered to establish the relationship between the independent and dependent variables and to examine the relationship between drug abuse and psychological disorder among youth in Bosaso. The target population of 130 was selected and it comprised (53) youth, (36) mental health department in Bosaso, and (9) consist of Islamic rehab, neurologist, and psychologist. Out of 130 respondents, 98 were sampled in the study, A simple random approach was used during the study. Purposive sampling was also used, data were collected from primary and secondary sources using questionnaires and Interviews, after collecting data, the researcher organized a well-answered questionnaire, and data were edited and sorted for the next stage and presented. the study also found out that the level of khat chewing and its related effects seem to be more frequent in Bosaso was very high with an average mean of 3.9 equivalent to very high, according to findings regarding the weakness of the government and armed drug traffickers contributing to the spread and consumption of alcohol among young people. With a mean of 3.45, the standard deviation of 1.216 was interpreted as very high that meaning as a result, everything that the administration and the government do is weak. In conclusion, it was also revealed that Students' and young adult perspectives of drug misuse are in addition to teaching piracy and robbery due to drug overdose by taking advantage of excessive wealth by recognizing the elements that enhance drug and alcohol cases. the study recommended Parents can talk to their children and explain the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, the most significant role in avoiding drug use should be played by the family as a whole.
A research dissertation submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology of Kampala International University
Drug abuse, Psychological disorder, Youths, Somalia