NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A DRUG ABUSE INTERVENTION AMONG ZIMBABWEAN YOUTHS
There is a problem of drug abuse among the Zimbabwean youths. Thereby creating an escalated need to support youths who use drugs in the Zimbabwean community to fight the rampant challenge that has affected more than fifty percent of the Zimbabwean youths. The current study aimed to explore if there is a need to develop a Christian-based drug abuse intervention to enhance self-control and self-concept among youth drug abusers in Zimbabwe. The needs assessment was conducted using a mixed method approach, where desk research approach was method triangulated with survey questionnaire feedback from eight experts in related fields to the current study. Findings from the study shows a unanimous agreement to the developing of a drug abuse intervention to support youth drug abusers in Zimbabwe gain self-control and self-concept. The study concluded that indeed there is a need to develop a Christian based drug abuse intervention for Zimbabwean youth drug abusers.
Development, Drug abuse, Intervention, Need, Youth