EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF
PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL RESEARCH

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Abstract

KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE ON ABUSE OF DRUGS AMONG YOUTHS (15-26YEARS) IN UMULOGHO OBOWO, IMO STATE.

Nwosu U. M.* and Ezejindu C. N.

ABSTRACT

This research work was carried out on the knowledge and attitude of the youths in Umulogho Obowo towards drug abuse. The objectives were to ascertain the level of knowledge of the youths towards drug abuse, to ascertain the drugs that are commonly abused and to know the factors that are triggering the abuse of drugs among the youths in Umulogho Obowo. The researcher used descriptive study design to carry out the study. Instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The researcher analysed the data collected from the respondents using descriptive statistics and presented with tables. Results revealed that the respondents had poor knowledge of drug abuse and good attitude towards drug abuse. The drugs commonly abused were the opioids, stimulants, amphetamines and methamphetamine. Based on the findings, it was recommended that there should be implementation of policies to prevent drug trafficking and dealing. Health education to children and young people about the health risk, dangers of illicit drugs and self-medication, provision of job opportunities to the youths especially drop-outs to avoid idleness should be made by the government.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Drug Abuse, Youth.


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