Local Wisdom in the Melayunese Shame Culture for Increasing Drug Abuse Eradication in Simalungun
In today’s technological and online era, it is not very difficult to get narcotics illegally. Preventing drug abuse done by the BNN (National Narcotics Agency) from students is only in the form of Legal Counseling such as Penyuluhan Sadar Narkoba (Counseling on Awareness of Narcotics) which is focused on the prevention from narcotics. Its orientation is by emphasizing cultivating Shame Culture which is permeated from the Melayunese Local Wisdom from generation to generation. In general, drug addicts tend to think and to act irrationally, according to legal norms due to the influence of narcotics which overwhelms their brain function so that they act without any sensible norms. Consequently, they will not be able to resist their impulse to take other people’s belongings. In this research, the data were analyzed qualitatively by not using figures; they were only tested by consulting the experts to get good conclusion.The result of the research showed that the Melayunese local wisdom of shame culture was very competent and significant in establishing character building for preventing young generation from drug abuse. This local wisdom was used to organize people’s life structure prudently so that it will be able to be used as the basis for having proper behavior in their daily activities, especially in preventing them from drug abuse, in Simalungun. Guarding off shame in character values and cultivating it in daily activities are becoming noble and flawless behavior. Feeling of shame can also establish a person’s steadfastness against temptation so that it is very effective to be used as self-control in his daily activities, especially in preventing him from drug abuse, in Simalungun.