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Hashish Addiction at Higher Education Institutions: Factors and Remedies

Masood Ahmed, Muhammad Nasir Khan, Zahida Parveen, Muhammad Anas Shoaib, Yasir Khan, Sufi Amin


Hashish is considered to be the most widely and commonly used drug (UNODC, 2013, p-31). Hashish looks to be in usage of university students as well. A significant number of students have been reported with the usage of hashish regularly during their studies at universities. The usage of hashish is badly affecting the psychological and physical health of the students. The addict students have been found in street crimes as well. Therefore, this paper identifies the parental and societal factors of hashish addiction in universities students. To provide the remedies to overcome the usage of hashish in students, unstructured interviews were used as a tool of research. Purposive sampling was used in the selection of participants. The study is an empirical addition in the knowledge for the comprehension of hashish addiction in the students. The findings revealed a need for school wide consistency to address the usage of hashish in the students. It was concluded that students learned the usage of hashish from their parents as well. Parental illiteracy and poverty were found major factors of hashish addiction in the students. Students adopted the usage of hashish from senior students at university climate. The study can assist the school administration to evaluate their current efforts to overcome usage of hashish in students. The recommendations of the study are supportive in launching prevention programs for the hashish addiction in the students.


Hashish, Students, Addiction, Crimes, Higher Education

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