of this research is the prevalence of drug abuse among secondary school
students in Okhuokhuo community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area Of Edo State.
of this project is to examine, evaluate, determine, appraise and analyze why
students abuse drugs, the effects of drug abuse and the remedies to the
prevalence of drug abuse in our society.
analysis of data, the following conclusions were reached.
a.Many youths are not aware of the prevalence of
b.They also understand the commonly abused drugs,
the effects and the solution or remedies to the problem.
c.The purpose will be achieved to a great extent
if strict measures are imposed on the abuse by law enforcement agencies.
Based on the following findings, I hereby recommended that the
government should put in place proper enforcement on those that are found
abusing drugs and they should be aware of the dangers of it, by parents and
individual in the society.
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Definition of terms
Review of related literature
- Why students abuse drugs
- The effects of drug abuse
- The commonly abuse drugs
- Solution to the problems of drugs abuse in
Design and methodology
Population of the study
Administration of questionnaire
Method of data analysis
Data presentation and analysis
Summary, conclusion and recommendation
1.1BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
The effect of drugs has become endemic in our society to the
extent that secondary school students have also indulged themselves in drug
abuse because of peer group influence and also imitation of parents who are
themselves drug addict or ex-addict. Students become stubborn or obstinate and
also abuse their parents. They become unruly and recalcitrant as they grow in
been in existence from time immemorial. Drug abuse ranges from taking of hard
drug to alcohol many people make use of drug hence proliferation of drug abuse
in its ramification. Drug are important to human being because they perform
certain functions during medical treatment, these substances relieves inner
feeling and anxiety or tension of the mind and body. The use of drugs has
created complex problems to as many people who have abused the drug. The
problem is ubiquitous.
of drug abuse ranges from one state to another and from one country to another
according to hospital records it is true. In Nigeria, the establishment of many
breweries and pharmaceuticals firms has caused upsurge increased in the
production of alcohol and drug. People abuse drugs to escape from their
personal responsibilities and the stress of everyday life. Beside there are
classifications of drugs for different motives the medical drugs are for pain
relief antibiotic and curative types. The social drugs are used for social and
religious purposes while no-medical drugs are neither medical or socio-cultural.
the classification of drugs are stated as follows:
7.Over the country drugs (DTC)
From the above classification many people over the world engage
themselves in the act of swallowing smoking and chewing, which gave rise to
world drug abuse explosion. The huge sum of money realised from that leads to
proliferation or effect of drugs addition those who are engaged in drug
business sometimes become mikioaries over night. As a result, other people try
to join the bad group by carrying drugs.
A great deal of abuse of drugs for
self-treatment of physical ailment could result in ignorance for they do not
know that all drugs are poisonous which can, sometimes harm the mental health
of the abuser or cause him/her life. Scarcity of doctors and pharmacists and
pharmacist and the uncontrolled manners in which drugs are sold to the public
in our markets and patient medicine also contribute to t he problems drugs can
be abused by children through imitation of older people in the home. If drugs
are sold in the home they can easily be susceptible to abusing drugs. The Lagos
weekend (1981) revealed that the problem as far as drugs abuse is concerned
lies with the individual family. Unless parents themselves live up to their
family obligation, the end of drug abuse is far from near. The family circles
can influence many negative aspect encountered by their children outside.
Parents, guidance and teachers as character molders have a major
role to play in the general up bringing or the child. When they discover that a
child is playing with drugs he/she must be checked immediately.
1.2STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Through discussion, interviews write up and research findings; it
has been a known fact that there has been a world explosion of drug addition
for more than a decade. However, in Nigeria, drugs are freely available and
therefore, open to abuse. Abuse of drugs has become a cankerworm that seems to
have eaten deeply into the fabrics of children in secondary schools. There is
no day that passes without references to these problems of drugs abuse in the
press, radio and television.
Today, people use drugs for a number of reasons, which include
modification in the case of pelvic or to receive tension, bored and anxiety.
Some simply use drugs out of curiosity and to open the mind to a new sensation.
Other also use drugs to control appetite and to relaxation.
These questions are proposed to appraise problems encountered in
the effects of drugs abuse on the academic performance into examine the
possible success in reducing the incidence of drugs abuse in the society.
1.Which group of students use drugs in the
2.Why do they indulge in the use of drugs
3.What types of drugs are commonly abused?
4.What are the effect of drugs abuse on the
5.Which of these drugs have you come in contact
1.4SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study is of immense importance to both the teachers, the
students and the government, and any health organisation is the sense that.
a.It will create awareness for the teacher and
students of the existence of the use of drug abuse in the areas of school
premises with view of devising possible methods of preventing information to
them about drugs abuse by teachers in various schools.
b. Another importance of drugs is to make
sure that student are given the necessary knowledge about the use of drug in
order to develop good characters and be disciplined ambassador in future.
c.The study to a large extent will help the government
and health organisation to be able to have laudable health objectives towards
the eradication of drugs abuse among the people in the society.
1.5SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The study will be limited to the study of the effects of drugs
abuse on the academic performance in secondary school students in Okhuokhuo
Community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area in Edo State. The respondents will
be chosen from five secondary schools in Uhunmwode Local Government Area in Edo
1.6DEFINITION OF TERMS
The operational definition for this study include:
1.Dose: A specific quantity of medication to be
administered at one time.
2.Patient: Medicine: Medicine that can be obtained
without doctor’s prescription e.g. aspirin.
3.Pharmacist: One skilled in pharmacy (cooking of
medicine) a druggist or pharmaceutical chemist.
4.Dependence: Dependence is a static, psychic and
sometimes also physical resulting in the interaction between a living organism
and a drug characterized by behavioural and other respect which will always
include a compulsion to take the drug on a continuous or periodic basis in
order to experience it psychic effect and some times avoid discomfort of its
5.Sedative: This drugs that sooth.
6.Prevalence: common seen or done in everywhere
effects or experience.
7.Drug: Any substance that when taken in the
living organism may modify one more of its functions.
8.Narcotic: A drug, which produce abnormally deep
9.Barbitrates: Oramic compound used for inducing
sleep e.g. mandraz, Indian Capsule, Diezephain (valium).
10. Halluciaogen: Drugs that alters ones mood
and sets imaginations.
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