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THE EFFECT OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
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3. the following questions were asked as a basis for our finding. attempts were made to find out the drugs commonly abused by students and the reasons why they are abused. As a result. As teachers and parents. 1. What is drug abuse? Why do you think children abuse drug? What are some of the effects of drug abuse on the user? How do drugs affect the performance of students in schools? 5.www. its applications on students in some selected secondary schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. 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. In the light of the above topic or subject matter.grossarchive. 3 . 2. 4.com Get your complete project materials ABSTRACT The purpose of the study is to look into the effects of drug abuse.
www. Based on the findings. 4 .grossarchive. to make them bold.com Get your complete project materials Questionnaires were also made to collect vital information about the research study. it was gathered that students who abuse drug do it because of friends.
Such drugs or substances are either of vegetables. liquid or amorphous substance derived from plants. and may modify one or more of its functional parts. 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. They could be prepared for the 5 . Also. it is usually prescribed by a medical practitioner. produces the desired result. animals or mineral origin. POSITIVE EFFECTS OF DRUG Drug when properly used or taking into a living organism.www.com Get your complete project materials CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF STUDY A drug can be defined as any chemical solid. animals or mineral resources which is applied externally or internally to cause some desirable effects.grossarchive.
com Get your complete project materials human body that that produces the desired results into the treatment of diseases and ailment. Drug abuse is involved in the following: 1. Use of hard drugs 6 .grossarchive. Excessive use of drugs and use of unprescribed drugs.www. Excessive use of drugs and use of unprescribed drugs This is when an individual takes in drugs without following the current prescription of the doctor. Drug abuse is therefore defined as the excessive consumption of a drug by any individual. 2. Use of hard drugs. Drug abuse results when there is self injection or from the approved medical in a manner that deviates from the approved medical usage. NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF DRUG (DRUG ABUSE) The negative effect of drug is also referred to as drug abuse.
The society of doctors and pharmacists frowned at the uncontrollable ways and manners in which the drugs are sold to the public in our markets. According to Agwusike (1990).www. Adi also defined drug abuse as self treatment of physical ailment which could result from ignorance.com Get your complete project materials Hard drugs are capable of affecting the state of the body or mind by either depressing or stimulating the central nervous system or producing other biochemical harm to the society at large. cough and cold remedies are sold in a doctor’s prescription. and medical stores which are contributory factors to drug abuse. drug abuse is the use of drugs above the prescribed dosage and for the purpose other than for the original prescription. Drug abuse could be viewed from different perspectives depending on the focus under view.grossarchive. drugs other than those for common pain. It could be described as a 7 . Uncivilized and developed nations.
com Get your complete project materials non medical use of drug. which is psychological.grossarchive. The history of drug abuse could also be traced to the urge of man wanting to have power to relieve tension. cocaine to mention but a few have drastically been on the increase especially in this part of the world (Africa). Indian hemp. satisfy his needs obtained occasional release from problems and the need to find a cure to some ailments. is characterized by the compulsion to take drugs on a continuous or periodic basis in order to experience its mental effect. which may cause harm to the individual and the society. The use of drugs by man is as old as man 8 . all these have contributed to drug use and abuse. the use of hard drugs like tobacco.www. morphine. People generally misuse or abuse drugs because the substance alter the mode of behaviour of an individual. sedatives. The dependence or addition. cocoa leaves. These could be drugs which do not conform to the society’s cultural norm of a society. heroine. alcohol. Over the years.
Man dried peyote castro long before they synthesized.com Get your complete project materials himself. man chewed cocoa leaf long before cocaine was extracted from both American cocoa plants. Throughout recorded history. They are considered socially acceptable and used recreationally. Man consumed the juices of opium poppies long before there were narcotics. such as morphine and heroine. The expiration period is never stated. is widely used as mind stimulant and tension relieving drugs. substances that are today referred to as drugs originated from herbs and other natural chemicals. 9 . The early history of drug is inseparable from the early history of medicine.grossarchive. drug has been in use long before this medical and recreational intoxicating and self induced relief from psychic pain and emotion. which is the main ingredient in tea or coffee and nicotine as in tobacco or cigarette. Most traditional drugs are always misused or abused because of lack of dosage to determine the quantity required by the users. caffeine.www.
although are used medically for the treatment of one ailment or the other. Depressant such as alcohol and other substances of depressants such as heroine.grossarchive. Hallucinogens. 3. STIMULANTS This kind of drug stimulates the nervous system of an individual to behave extraordinarily leading such individual to misbehave.www. morphine and opiates. cocaine or coffee. 1. Other drugs. Stimulants such as tobacco. 2. they produce dependence and are also known to cause harm. may also cause problems for the individual. CLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS Drugs can be classified into the following viz. The health implication is that the individual is 10 . Examples of such drugs are psychoactive drugs or sedatives like valium and mogadon which are sleeping pills and pain killers which are medically prescribed but may be abuse thus causing dependence and harm.com Get your complete project materials However.
These are barbiturates and non barbiturates that are capable of producing some degree of depression of the central nervous system (CNS). could lead to mental disorder. Common incidence that happens around us today is on the influence of these stimulants and if care is not taken.grossarchive. They are used to calm anxious and restless subjects.www. cocaine etc. Drug abuse has caused great problem to humanity.com Get your complete project materials acting on the influence of a cultivating factor such as tobacco. They are the most dangerous drugs. A lot of damages have been done to human health as a result of drug 11 . HALLUCINOGENS These are substances that produce a state of altered perception and other alteration of mood such as illusion. DEPRESSANTS These are sleep inducing drugs. hallucination. Examples of these drugs are lysergic acid diethyl lamine (LSD) phylogibin (extracted from innobrowi) magaline.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Drug abuse is a pandemic problem even on the increases in an alarming rate in Nigeria today.www. series of road accidents that have claimed lives of men. Drug addicts when severely under the influence of drugs walked along the street half naked and perpetual acts like rape. They include high rate of crime. There are also social problems associated with drug use and abuse. incidence of drug trafficking in Nigeria was low and abuse was 12 . assassination and murders. About two decades ago.g. Great misfortunes have resulted as a result of drug abuse e. It can even lead to high rate of infant mortality in unborn babies or pregnant mothers when giving birth to mongoloid children.grossarchive. emotional and psychological so that it has in a long way reduce life span of man. deformity either physically or mentally and affect unborn children whose mothers abuse drugs when they are pregnant.com Get your complete project materials use and abuse and these damages could be mental. physical.
Students in our secondary schools are not left out in this act. 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. Over the years. In view of this. but today drug has destroyed and killed many people in the society. school authorities and the society at large to minimize the use and effects of drugs in schools. The researcher hoped that this research work would help the teachers.www. it has been observed that students 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.com Get your complete project materials minimal. Also. 13 . the research is embarked on to highlighting the i8lls of drug abuse. This research is therefore designed to view immediate causes and health implication of drug abuse among students in some selected secondary schools in Egor.grossarchive.
d. no in-depth research has been conducted on the incidence of drug abuse in students and to recommend appropriate solutions to if possible.www. Find out the influence of drugs on the students and the effect of drug abuse on the society. Find out the main causes of drug abuse on students. magazines. articles and newspapers reports on drug abuse. e. Find out the overall effects of the abuse of drugs on the students.com Get your complete project materials PURPOSE OF STUDY The purpose of this study is to highlight the causes of drug abuse among students in some selected secondary schools in Egor local government area of Edo state by random sampling thus by taking from the beginning. Determine the effects of these drugs on the students. Although the4rer are books. b. 14 .grossarchive. c. The researcher intends to engage the following: a. Find out the reasons why students abuse drugs. middle and deep end of the local government.
Parents and teachers will be acquainted of their roles in curbing drug abuse from early childhood. Government will be able to make policies and laws that will prohibit the use of dangerous drugs. 4. More researchers will be encouraged to carryout research work on the causes of drug abuse and its remedy. 2. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY This study is aimed at investigating drug abuse and its health implication on students in secondary schools.www. 15 . The following therefore are some of the objectives at the end of the study. 1. Students would be informed on the negative effects of drug use and abuse.grossarchive. 3.com Get your complete project materials This study might also stimulate the researcher into areas of drug education or some aspects of drug use and abuse among students.
grossarchive. which will be centred on the following: 1. 16 . Moreso. effect and control of drug abuse. 2. NDLEA.www. To help reduce the hazard of drug abuse to minimum and to enlighten the teachers on how to educate their students and the society at large. health organizations like WHO. To identify the causes of drug abuse among secondary school students. the significance of this study is to outline its health implication amongst secondary school students.com Get your complete project materials 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. SHE and government parastatals to establish drug rehabilitation centres to help victims of drug abuse. This research work will encourage organization like NAFDAC.
a) That the habit of addicting to drugs begins from the environment the child grew up in. 17 . c) Students use drugs and abuse them because they are easily available. To reduce the incidence of rape among secondary school students. To alert the government on how to control the abuse of drugs since the short term and long term effects are disastrous. RESEARCH QUESTIONS In the course of carrying out this research work. BASIC ASSUMPTIONS The following are the basic assumptions made by the researcher.grossarchive.com Get your complete project materials 3. the research will attempt to proffer solutions to the following questions. b) Students who use drugs are prone to disease attack.www. d) Use of drugs can lead to psychosis and premature death. 4.
3. 1. 2.com Get your complete project materials a) What are the classes of drugs? b) What drugs are commonly abused by students? c) Why do students use drugs? d) What are the causes of drug abuse? e) What are the health implications of drugs abuse? HYPOTHESIS In order to achieve a purposeful result in this research.www. 4. it is necessary to declare the following statements. Drug abuse among students results from influence from friends and peer group pressure. Students who abuse drugs are sure to suffer from mental. Students engage in drug abuse in an attempt to cope with the opposite sex.grossarchive. 18 . Most students abuse drugs in order to gain absolute self confidence amongst fellow students in class. psychological and emotional problems.
Eghosa grammar school all in Edo state. Another limiting factor was the lack of cooperation from some stubborn students who do not want to give factual 19 . LIMITATION OF THE STUDY This study is faced with the problem of time and finance. which are the common problems usually encountered by researchers.www. These schools were selected because of their past and present records of drug abuse. the researcher could not administered questionnaires to a large number of students.com Get your complete project materials SCOPE OF THE STUDY This study was carried out in some selected secondary schools in Egor local government area of Edo state.grossarchive. The schools covered for this research include: Uselu secondary school. Inadequate time to spread questionnaires to more secondary schools allowed to for only few schools to be reached. Consequently.
www. Drug abuse: this is the administration or the use of drugs without prescription. D.grossarchive. DEFINITION OF TERMS Depressants: these are sleep inducing drugs and they are used to calm down anxiousness and restless subjects.U: drug inspection unit. This made the work more difficult and stressful for the researcher and some students were not able to read the questionnaires and write down the answers. The drugs include the barbiturates and non barbiturates such as the minor tranquilizers. 20 . Drug addict: this is drug addiction.I. in other words master to drugs.com Get your complete project materials answers to the questions.
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