The prospects threats of substance use and role of social and economic factors among youth

The case of higher education institutions


  • Uzma Ashiq University of Sargodha
  • Nargis Abbas The University of Sargodha
  • Anum Obaid The University of Sargodha


Substance use, Prospect Threats, Youth, Higher Education Institutions, Socio-Economic Factors


The present study aims to assemble data about social and economic issues that provide for constituent use among youth in higher education institutions of Punjab (Pakistan). This research tries to find the social risk factors of respondents that contributing to substance use, to accumulate data about social risk factors of substance use among youth and to look at the economic influence on the youth's attitude towards substance use. The data were gathered from 350 respondents, 211 Males and 139 females through self-administrated questionnaire for data collection. The results demonstrate the significant relationship between the substance use and social and economic risk factors. Youth is the spine for the improvement of our nation and if they involve in substance use in higher education institutions, at that point, its impact on our educational institutions as well as on our nation development will be quite adverse. The government should take steps and control the substance use in universities in the country.


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Ashiq, U., Abbas, N. ., & Obaid, A. (2020). The prospects threats of substance use and role of social and economic factors among youth: The case of higher education institutions. Competitive Social Science Research Journal, 1(2), 10–18. Retrieved from