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The rising prevalence of various addictions among young people is a concerning issue that requires a compassionate and multi-faceted approach. Discuss.

Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour;

7. The rising prevalence of various addictions among young people is a concerning issue that requires a compassionate and multi-faceted approach. Discuss. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’.

Key Demand of the question: To write about taking empathetic approach towards de-addiction.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context of rising forms of addictions – drugs, gaming, alcohol, social media etc.

Body:

First, bring out the adverse impact of addictions in brief.

Next, write about empathetic approach towards de-addiction – breaking the stigma, persuading, care ethics, compassionate support, follow up etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing about saving the youth from various addictions.