Youth, Addiction, and New Populism

Published: 5 June 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/f8rdr5sp5b.1
Ranjit Singha,


This essay examines how responses to substance addiction under the new populism of the twenty-first century differ from those of traditional administrations. New populist rules may result in punitive measures and stigmatization, impeding addiction treatment. Prevention and mental health investments based on empirical evidence are required to address the expanding demand for substance abuse services. Under the new populism, community-based approaches empower local stakeholders to combat juvenile addiction, whereas international cooperation is essential for confronting transnational substance abuse. In an era of resurgent populism, it is imperative to prioritize public health and community support when developing compassionate strategies to combat adolescent addiction.



Social Sciences