Life Skills for Students to Combat Drug Abuse Problems
By Safia Umer
Sometimes, stressors come in our live from four directions that have profound impact on us, impede our growth and social functioning. In the current era, students have multiple tasks to meet their academic objectives. While facing their academic competitors, they come across various problems that may hinder their performance. Sometimes, they have more or less same problems at educational institute and family as well, e.g, lack of assertiveness, communication problems.
These problems are solved only by opting healthy solutions and are referred to as life skills. These life skills help in combating personal and as well as social problems. Absence of these skills results in emotional and academic problems that increase the chances of using drugs among students.
Self-skills training pertaining to self-esteem, communication, decision-making, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships should be conducted for students. A student with good self-esteem and assertiveness may handle peer pressure effectively that is a dominating risk factor for drug abuse among youngsters. Similarly, student with problem solving skills can find the right solution for his or her problem instead of taking drugs. Furthermore, technically and emotionally skilled students will make strong and healthy nation.