Exploring treatment barriers on the use of crystal methamphetamine among young people in Zimbabwe
Substance misuse among young people is one of the most public concerns in global health. This study set out to explore treatment barriers among young people in Zimbabwe.
Data was collected through interviews with 30 participants
The study found that the barriers to treatment among young people included
- fear of being incarcerated
- poor drug awareness
- inhibiting financial costs of treatment
- conflating drug use with personal freedom
The authors of the study concluded that there is need for developed countries to invest more through the United Nations to help develop capacity building and prevent over use of drugs by young people.