The Conception of Drug Using and its Importance for the Prevention
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Eugenijus Nazelskis
Published 2016-01-17
https://doi.org/10.15388/ActPaed.2002.09.9568
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Keywords

Drug using
conception of drug using
prevention
youth
society

How to Cite

Nazelskis E. (2016) “The Conception of Drug Using and its Importance for the Prevention”, Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia, 90, pp. 326-341. doi: 10.15388/ActPaed.2002.09.9568.

Abstract

In the article the conception of drug using in scientific literature and legislation of Lithuania is analysed. Drug using is showed as a complicated social phenomenon. It is substantiated that the content of the term „ drug using" and its application is not set in and concept presented in National legislation is narrow and one - sided. In the article shortcoming and insufficiency of widely used conceptions are revealed and substantiated. It is stated that the narrowness of the conception can become a serious obstacle in overcoming drug using in the society. In the context of the conception the process of becoming a drug user is presented. To author’s mind, drug using is a necessity in drug arising because of drug materials and causing a user different health problems and at the same time doing harm to an individual and the society. Drug using can be understood as a mental disease, mental disorder, dependence, result of bad treatment, and course of culture, education or self – education, world outlook, and abnormal psychology. It happens so, because in one case drug using is described by caused of the phenomenon, in another case - according to the effect caused by drugs, and in the other cases - in accordance to the results. The conception of drug using presented in the law of Drug Care of Republic of Lithuania is too narrow and one – sided, requiring more specification. In further research of the causes of drug using spreading it is necessary to clear out why a part of society, including young people, voluntary to choose the opposite to healthy way of life – drug using.
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