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Curbing Substance use and Addiction as a catalyst in preventing criminality in Tertiary Institution

Adebayo, Olusegun Alaba 

Faculty of Education, Department of Military Education Courses, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna


The use of drug, alcohol and addiction in betting, smoking sex, street vibes, indecent personality, Internet addition, drug addiction, technology, phone, coffee, sleeping, recreation activities, merriment, pornography, gambling among others social vices among college, university or polytechnic students most sees as pleasurable behaviors. This occurrence brings many risks including the likelihood of an arrest, academic lost record and possible jail sentence time. The connection between substance uses and addiction, are enhancer booster to crime and criminality within tertiary institution such acts were obvious and glaring to people who have struggled with or had experiences with addiction and substance used.

Impact Statement

The main environment for factors that might encourage criminal activity. Peele’s (1985) theory of addiction to crime is that people have addiction and strong emotional experiencesbelieving that delinquents gain a sense of control, boosted self-interest. Addiction and crime characteristics include Shirking school, work, or social responsibilities, spending significant periods of time either getting drunk or high, or recovering from doing so, needing to use more and excess drugs or alcohol in order to achieve the same effect which allows them to have power when experiencing their addiction to crime. Youths prefer a self-governing and independent life that is free from adult control, there engaging in various delinquent acts like substance abuse, rape, robbery, cultism, hooliganism, gambling and vandalism that are dangerous to the self, home, community, society, school, and the nation. The effect of addiction and substance use among youths has been a stigma of moral decadence, violence, thuggery, assault, madness and murder, which has contributed greatly to economics, manpower and socio-political losses of their youth and future leaders

About author

  OLUSEGUN ALABA ADEBAYO (Societal Criminologist)

NCE,. ND,. HND,. PGD,. Criminology.




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