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how to overcome the substance abuse of both legal andillegal drugs among the youth
One of the major concerns is that children seem to be targeted as the new market for the drug industry globally. In economic terms, both licit and illicit drugs are viewed as consumer goods that are traded in a competitive global market. [ Illegal drugs account for at least $400 billion of world trade marking it larger than the global iron and steel industries (James, 1999). An article in the Chicago Sun-Time reflects the seriousness of how children are targeted by the illicit drug market An extract form this article reads "High school students must walk past drug dealers and gang members
trying to enlist them..." (September 08 2000). Secondly, the World Population Trends Estimates for the period 2000- 2050 show a decline of young people in a number of countries (China, Sweden, Norway, Australia) in the age groups of 10- 19 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000). In Africa, with an annual growth of over 3 percent, the youth is estimated to reach 258 million by the year 2025. Presently the 15-24 age group constitutes about 20 percent of the total population of the continent (Fadayomi & Poukota, 1999; Makinwa-Adebusoye, 1999; World Population Prospects, 1998). Thirdly, the other factor that has to be borne in mind when addressing issues of drugs and young people is that the both the legal and illicit drug industries seem to be well organized, have sophisticated and persuasive marketing and publicity strategies, do their research meticulously on the consumption patterns and establishing new markets and developing high-tech modes of transporting illicit drugs. Illegal drugs for youths is usually marijuana and cocaine. These are the most popular drugs taken my under 21's. ]
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