Societal reaction to drug addiction / Leong Heong Wang

Leong , Heong Wang (1971) Societal reaction to drug addiction / Leong Heong Wang. Undergraduates thesis, University of Malaya.

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    The study deals with societal reaction to drug addiction. Basically, the study provides a comprehensive account of the kinds of drugs used with the reactions and opinions of the 30 respondents and attempts to evaluate the effect of societal reaction on the drug addict. It also provides a study of the rehabilitation programme of the centre. The author probed into six potential areas of labelling. These included the family, relatives, neighbour, non-addict friends working colleagues and public agencies and institutions were more likely to have negative societal reactions rather than any positive outlooke on the problem of drug addiction and of addicts. An attempt is made labelling affects the respondents of the study. In evaluating the rehabilitation programmes of the centre, the author attempts to assess arbitarily the good points and weaknesses of the programmes. Its basic emphasis on character modification is relevant of the problem of drug addiction.. this is because it gets to the root of the problem-the drug addict himself. Finally, from the gathered data and the further analysis of it, the author draws conclusions as to the success of the programme and now it impinges on societal reaction and its effects on the drug addict.

    Item Type: Thesis ( Undergraduates)
    Additional Information: Academic Exercise (Bachelor’s Degree) – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, 1970/1971.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug addiction; Work therapy; Intoxication; Rehabilitation programme; Violance
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Dept of Anthropology & Sociology
    Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2020 06:53
    Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 06:53

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