A Study on Drug Abuse among Juveniles and its Impact in Society

  • S. Fathima Fameetha
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  • S. Fathima Fameetha

    Guest Faculty at Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, India

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The Problem of use and abuse of drugs is not new to our country. Drug abuse is an age old phenomenon traditionally viewed as a form of victimless crime as drug abusers often face stigmatization from the society and the legal structures which in turn impacts their welfare and health. There are certain offences which though punishable under law, do not have any harm on others. Such offence may be termed as victimless crime. Therefore, the stigma, and the discriminations caused by it often lead to violations of human rights of the drug abuser which are rarely questioned. Drugs could actually be a wide variety of substances with a place in everyday life. For Eg. Medicines, poisons, foods and drinks. Drugs are on one hand is taken for clinical purposes and on the other hand for recreation. Thus it is very clear that drugs attain two different status i.e. legal and illegal. Consuming drugs among the youngster, nowadays, became a fashion as we are addicted to western culture and they believe that it shows there standard of living among the peer group. And it is very sad to note that the gender equality enshrined by our Constitution of India can very well be seen in clubs and pubs. In this paper we are going to look about juvenile drug addicts and how far they are protected by the hands of law.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1889 - 1906

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116930

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