The purpose of the study is to look into
drug abuse, its implication on teachers in some selected secondary schools in
Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. In the light of the above topic or
subject matter, attempts were made to find out the drugs commonly abused by
teachers and the reasons why they are abused. As a result, the following
questions were asked as a basis for our finding.
1.What is drug abuse?
2.Why do you think children abuse drug?
3.What are some of the effects of drug abuse on
4.How do drugs affect the performance of teachers
in the classroom?
5.As teachers and parents, what steps have you
taken in controlling drug abuse?
Literature was reviewed on the topic using
relevant authors such as textbooks, journals and newspapers etc. Questionnaires
were also made to collect vital information about the research study. Based on
the findings, it was gathered that teachers who abuse drug do it because of
friends, to make them bold.
Background of study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of study
Objective of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Limitation of study
Definition of terms
Causes of drug abuse
Sociology of drug abuse
Effect of drug abuse
Research Design and Methodology
Sample and sampling method
Problems encountered during the project
Method of data collection
Suggestion and further research
BACKGROUND OF STUDY
A drug can be defined as any chemical solid, liquid or amorphous
substance derived from plants, animals or mineral resources which is applied
externally or internally to cause some desirable effects.
Also, drug can be defined as a substance which by its chemical
nature has an effect to open the body of higher nervous system (the mind) the
effect of drug could be positive or negative.
The effect of drugs has become endemic in our society to the
extent that secondary school teachers 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. Teachers 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.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Drug abuse is a pandemic problem even on the increases in an
alarming rate in Nigeria today. About two decades ago, incidence of drug
trafficking in Nigeria was low and abuse was minimal, but today drug has
destroyed and killed many people in the society. Teachers in our secondary
schools are not left out in this act. In view of this, the research is embarked
on to highlighting the i8lls of drug abuse.
years, it has been observed that teachers from secondary schools in Egor local
government area of Edo state are in the form of drug addiction or the other as
well as being involved in drug abuse. This research is therefore designed to
view immediate causes and health implication of drug abuse among teachers in
some selected secondary schools in Egor.
researcher hoped that this research work would help the teachers, school
authorities and the society at large to minimize the use and effects of drugs
in schools. Also, this study will encourage the government of Egor local
government area to establish drug rehabilitation centres with the help of the
ministry of health and drug inspection unit (DIU) to care for addicts.
PURPOSE OF STUDY
The purpose of this study is to highlight the causes of drug abuse
among teachers in some selected secondary schools in Egor local government area
of Edo state by random sampling thus by taking from the beginning, middle and
deep end of the local government. Although the4rer are books, magazines,
articles and newspapers reports on drug abuse, no in-depth research has been
conducted on the incidence of drug abuse in teachers and to recommend
appropriate solutions to if possible. The researcher intends to engage the
out the main causes of drug abuse on teachers.
the effects of these drugs on the teachers.
out the influence of drugs on the teachers and the effect of drug abuse on the
out the reasons why teachers abuse drugs.
out the overall effects of the abuse of drugs on the teachers.
This study might also stimulate the researcher into areas of drug
education or some aspects of drug use and abuse among teachers.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
This study is aimedat
investigating drug abuse and its health implication on teachers in secondary
schools. The following therefore are some of the objectives at the end of the
would be informed on the negative effects of drug use and abuse.
and teachers will be acquainted of their roles in curbing drug abuse from early
researchers will be encouraged to carryout research work on the causes of drug
abuse and its remedy.
will be able to make policies and laws that will prohibit the use of dangerous
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The importance of this study is to provide resource materials for
many that want to have deeper knowledge abou8t the causes, effect and control
of drug abuse.
research work will encourage organization like NAFDAC, NDLEA, health
organizations like WHO, SHE and government parastatals to establish drug
rehabilitation centres to help victims of drug abuse.
significance of this study is to outline its health implication amongst
secondary school teachers, which will be centred on the following:
identify the causes of drug abuse among secondary school teachers.
help reduce the hazard of drug abuse to barest minimum and to enlighten the
teachers on the health implication of drugs.
reduce the incidence of rape among secondary school teachers.
alert the government on how to control the abuse of drugs since the short term
and long term effects are disastrous.
The following are the basic assumptions made by the researcher.
the habit of addicting to drugs begins from the environment the child grew up
who use drugs are prone to disease attack.
use drugs and abuse them because they are easily available.
of drugs can lead to psychosis and premature death.
In the course of carrying out this research work, the research
will attempt to proffer solutions to the following questions.
are the classes of drugs?
drugs are commonly abused by teachers?
do teachers use drugs?
are the causes of drug abuse?
are the health implications of drugs abuse?
In order to achieve a purposeful result in this research, it is
necessary to declare the following statements.
engage in drug abuse in an attempt to cope with the opposite sex.
teachers abuse drugs in order to gain absolute self confidence amongst fellow
teachers in class.
abuse among teachers results from influence from friends and peer group
who abuse drugs are sure to suffer from mental, psychological and emotional
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study was carried out in some selected secondary schools in
Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. The schools covered for this research
include: Uselu secondary school, Eghosa grammar school all in Edo state. These
schools were selected because of their past and present records of drug abuse.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
are sleep inducing drugs and they are used to calm down anxiousness and
restless subjects. The drugs include the barbiturates and non barbiturates such
as the minor tranquilizers.
Drug addict: this
is drug addiction, in other words master to drugs.
Drug abuse: this
is the administration or the use of drugs without prescription.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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