BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
abuse is a social problem of great concern in our society like other social
problems; drug abuse has been attracting the attention of sociologist,
political scientist, psychologist, philosophers, criminologist and social
worker in particular, have been working relentlessly to provide solutions to
the problems posed by drug abuse, to this end, several causal explanations,
causes affect as recommendations through drug abuse could at least the reduced
in the society. But since the aim has not been fully accomplished, the need for
more research work on the problems becomes more imperative coupled with the
facts that the problem seriously affects the social, economic, political and
academic lives of drug users in both rural and urban areas.
abuse has far reaching effects on the progress and aspiration of the youth of
all lends. It determines how far the students can benefit from the available
opportunities provided by the homes, the government and the community.
definition and explanations attempted is that the age of the students is
usually between the ages of 15 years and 18 years old.
abuse is referred to as substance abuse which involves the repeated and
excessive use of chemical substances to achieve certain effects. These
substances may be street or illicit drugs illegal due to their potentials for
addition and abuse. They can also be drug obtained with a prescription, use of
the pleasure rather than medical reasons.
most unfortunate victims of these drug are the students (youths) these acts or
activities are never in conformity to the general accept modes of behavior in
abuse can lead to rape, armed robbery, cultism, murder, theft, fighting e.t.c
drug abuse leads to a wide range of anti social tendencies as mentioned above.
It starts during the adolescent stage where the child feels it s fun to get involved
in drugs and can develop into a chronic addict and can cause untimely
Drug: is an
illegal substance that some people take, smoke, inject e.t.c for the physical
and mental effects it has.
Abuse: is it to
take or use something in a way that is wrong or harmful.
Drug abuse: a
drug is said to be abused when its use is not pharmacological or physically
necessary it can also be used to describe a situation whereby the dosage of a
given drug is exceeded by the user.
Addict: a person
who is unable to stop using harmful drugs.
doctor who studies and ill mental illness.
Cannabis: a drug
made from dried leaves and flowers of hemp plant which is smoked or eaten and
which gives the user of a feeling of being relaxed.
Alcohol: is a
drink that can make people drunk and starts misbehaving.
something that is not allowed by the law.
Psycho: a person
is mentally ill and who behaves in very strange violent way.
person is studying at a school.
agencies: these are means through which a society ensures conformity to the
existing norms and values of the society.
Death if adequate remedial steps are not taken. It
had constituted a set back in the lives of many and has been a menace in all
aspect of human life.
study will concentrate on the causes and effect of drug abuse on students.
first chapter introduces the project work. It is the means to acquaint the
readers with the basic information or knowledge of drug abuse. The chapter two
will take a critical look at the explanations of drug abuse with special
emphasis on the causes and effects of drug abuse among secondary school
students. It will also review the literature of different scholars on the
third chapter will discuss the research methodology, beginning with the
description of the population, proceeding to the sample and sampling method,
research instruments, procedures for data collection and finally, the method of
fourth chapter will dwell on the presentation and analysis of data, testing the
hypothesis and discussion of findings. The final chapter (chapter five) will
deal with the summary, conclusion and recommendations.
menace of drug abuse among students has been the centre of attraction for
comments, debates and discussion amongst the public, media and other
abuse has been a problem in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State Nigeria,
cases of students appearing before school and community disciplinary committee,
as well as psychiatric homes is on the increase.
phenomenon exhibits a great deal if worry in some parents, teachers, e.t.c, who
are somehow not able to succeed in their attempt to control their addicted
children or wards.
main purpose of the study is to find causes and effects of drug abuse in my
community, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
research work is intended to cover some secondary school students within Oredo Local
Government Area of Edo State.
research work is an attempt to study drug abuse among students in selected Secondary
Schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. I was stimulated by
frequent cases of drug abuse amongst youths and its consequences.
research findings may apply to other parts of Nigeria. The purpose of this
study is to;
Find out why
students abuse drugs.
Find out the
drug mostly abused in the area.
To correct the
situations by making useful suggestions by making useful suggestions to prevent
or control the abuse of drugs.
the effect of drug abuse on the academic performance of students.
of this nature could help in exposing and reducing the causes of drug abuse in
Oredo and assist in the preventive measures to the ever increasing rates of
drug abuse in the community and else where.
objectives of this study are as follows;
To identify and
discuss the causes of drug abuse in Oredo local government area.
To examine the
effects of this drug abuse on the secondary school students of my Local
examine some social theories which explain drug abuse?
possible solution to these anti social tendencies among students.