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A SURVEY OF CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG SCHOOL ADOLESENCES IN EKITI STATE NIGERIA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page:……………………………………… ………………………………      i
Certification: ...……………………………………………… ……………………... ii
Dedication:…………………………… ……………………………………..…...   iii
Acknowledgement: ………………………….……………………………...            iv
Abstract: ……………………………………………………………………                        v
Table of Content: …………………………...………………………..                      vi
List of Tables: …………………….……………………………………....               vii

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction
Background of the Study
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Statement of Problems
Research Question
Hypotheses questions
CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW:
Origin of Drugs
Types of Drug Abuse
Theories of Drug Abuse
Causes of Drug Abuse
Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse
The Effects of Drug Abuse on adolescences
The Impact of Drug Abuse on Family
Influence of Peer Groups

Establish Guidelines

Monitor Teens

Make Consequences of Drug Use Clear

Step Challenge to Prevent Drug Abuse

Have an Open Dialogue with Teens

CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY:
Research Design
Population Distribution
Sampling Techniques
Research Instrument
Data collection procedure
Statistical analysis
CHAPTER FOUR
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:
CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
Summary:
Conclusion:
Recommendations:
References:
LIST OF TABLE
Table 4.1: Sex of the Respondents
Table 4.2: Frequency Distribution of Drug Abuser against Drug Free Students
Chart 1: Available Drugs in the Community
Table 4.3: Respondents Having Problems with Parents Due Drugs
Table 4.4: Drug influence fights and other vice
Table 4.5: The Effects Socio-Economic Background on Drug Abusers
Table 4.6: Effect of Parent’s Abuse Drugs on Their Children Drug Abuse Live
Table 4.7: Effects of Lot of Friend on Drug Abuse
Table 4.8: Effects of Gender of Respondent on the Desire to Be Free From Drug Abuse




CHAPTER ONE
 Introduction
Background to the study 
Over the past two decades, the use of illegal drugs and misuse of therapeutic drugs have spread at an unprecedented rate and have penetrated every part of the globe. No nation has been spared from the devastating problem caused by drug abuse. Global increases in problems of illicit drugs both reflect and contribute to international tensions. The origins of some of these tensions are clear: rapid changes in political alignment, reduced family and community cohesiveness, increased unemployment and underemployment, economic and social marginalization and increased crime. The impact of drug abuse on youth, especially those in secondary has remained a source of worry to parents, schools, religious bodies, society and even the government because of the attendant misbehaviours that usually follow it have negative effect on the society and educational advancement cum achievement of the students. It seems to be the source one of the country's major health challenge as well as social problems.
At a time when dramatic improvements are taking place in some sectors, e.g. communications and technology, improvement of the quality of life for many people has fallen far short of the potential that exists and the rising expectation of people who know life can be better. The global changes which have allowed Adolescents prefer an autonomous and independent life that is free from adult control, there by engaging in various delinquent acts (drug abuse, rape, robbery, cultism and vandalism) that are dangerous to the home, community, school and the nation. The impact of drug abuse among adolescents has been a stigma of moral decadence, violence, thugery, assault, madness and murder.
The menace of drug abuse has eaten deep into the fabrics of our society; however, with effective counselling programmes, the problems can be tackled through campaign against drug abuse by government and other relevant authorities Drug control counselling centres should be established in every community and qualified health counsellors should be employed in helping drug addicts by giving them special advice on how to go about the withdrawal system. Drug awareness units to be set up in all states by the federal, state and local government not to try people who use drugs as criminals, but to help solve their socio psychological problem.
1.2     Background of the Study
Okemesi – Ekiti is a major town in Ekiti – West  local government councils of Ekiti State of Nigeria Okemesi – Ekiti has its origin from Ile – Ife, the ancient seat and ancestral home of the Yoruba race. From historical records, there is blood relationship between Okemesi, Imesi – ile, Ile – Ife, and Ilesa. Okemesi – Ekiti is in the South – West of Nigeria, located within the tropical hinder – land in the rain forest area. It is located on latitude 7.820 North and longitue4.920 East and an altitude of 541 metres above mean sea level. The town lies between two ridges running approximately North – South which conjoin close to the Northern boundary and form the east and west limits of the undulating valley and low land that make Okemesi
Drug abuse is one of the problems of adolescences in Okemesi – Ekiti, this vice has rapidly increased and risen to unprecedented level which calls for serious concern. Drug and substance abuse is linked to the rising crime rate, HIV/AIDS prevalence, school unrest, family dysfunction, poverty and other malaise in the community. At the greatest peril are the youth who are deliberately and tactically recruited into the drug culture through personal factor, uncontrolled media influences and social exposure.
  • Purpose of the Study
This paper discusses the concept of drug and drug abuse, investigate the causes of drug abuse and it effect on the secondary school students in Ekiti State, a case study of Okemesi - Ekiti. The study also tends to find out:
  1. the causes of drug abuses
  2. how family background of adolescence affect their attitudes to drug abuse in Okemesi–Ekiti
  • the socio – economic characteristics of drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
  1. how availability of the drugs in the community affect the drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
  2. corrective measures are suitable for modifying behavior of drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
1.4     Significance of the Study
This study is very important as it will help parents, education planner, society and the community at large to:
  1. know the causes of drug abuses
  2. know how family background of adolescence affect their attitudes to drug abuse in Okemesi–Ekiti
  • know how socio – economic characteristics of drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
  1. know how availability of the drugs in the community affect the drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
  2. have adequate knowledge of corrective measures are suitable for modifying behavior of drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
1.5     Statement of Problems
This paper focuses on drug abuse, investigate the causes of drug abuse and it effect on the secondary school students in Ekiti State. The study will also attempt to find answer to the following questions:
  1. what are the causes of drug abuses
  2. how does family background of adolescence affect their attitudes to drug abuse in Okemesi–Ekiti?
  • what are socio – economic characteristics of drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti?
  1. how availability of the drugs in the community affect the drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
  2. what corrective measures are suitable for modifying behavior of drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti?
1.6     Research Question
This paper investigate majorly the following questions:
  1. What are the causes of drug abuse in in Okemesi–Ekiti?
  2. Does family background of adolescence affect their attitudes to drug abuse in Okemesi–Ekiti?
  • How does socio – economic characteristics of drug abusers affect them?
  1. How availability of the drugs in the community affect the drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti
  2. How can educational planners help drug abusers in Okemesi–Ekiti?
  3. What corrective measures are suitable for modifying behavior of drug abusers in Okemesi?
    • Hypotheses questions
Hypothesis 1
H0: There is no significant relationship between parents and children abusing drug
H1: There is a significant relationship between parents and children abusing drug
Hypothesis 2
H0: There is no significant relationship between socio-economic background and drug abuse
H1: There is significant relationship between socio-economic background and drug abuse
Hypothesis 3
H0: There is no significant relationship between having lot of friends and drug abuse
H1: There is significant relationship between having lot of friends and drug abuse
Hypothesis 4
H0: There is no significant relationship between having lots of friends and drug abuse life.
H1: There is significant relationship between having lots of friends and drug abuse life.


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