Increase in drug addiction among young people as a form of deviant behavior

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


Release:

Vesntik TSU. Sociology (#8 ). 2014

Title: 
Increase in drug addiction among young people as a form of deviant behavior


About the authors:

Yana N. Dashina,
Post-graduate Student, Financial and Economic Institute, Tyumen State University

Anna N. Tarasova, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Technology of State and Municipal Management, Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg); ORCID: 0000-0002-9448-2893, Scopus Author ID: 57201826388, WoS ResearcherID: B-1811-2017, SPIN: 1228-4836, a.n.tarasova@mail.ru

Abstract:

In the article the theory of social anomy and deviant behavior is applied to analyze the spread of drug addiction among young people. Authors note the influence of the transformation of social institutions in Russia on the growth of narcotization. In the country since the 1990s there is a gap between socially approved goals and socially approved means of achieving them. These abrupt changes in the Russian society lead to increase of anomy. Unstable social life complicates the formation of moral values, adequate perspectives in life goals, which leads to higher deviations, including drug abuse. The theoretical part is supplied with a sociological research of the drug situation in the Tyumen Region, held in 2013. The results showed that a quarter of respondents came across the problem of drug addiction, 2% used drugs themselves. Furthermore, young people are more informed about all studied aspects of the problem, than the older generation.

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