KNOWLEDGE OF ADOLESCENTS TOWARDS DRUG ABUSE AND CONTROL MEASURES IN NNARAMBIA AHIARA AHIAZU MBAISE IMO STATE
Nwosu U. M.* and Ezejindu C. N.
This study is on the knowledge of adolescent towards drug abuse and control measures in Nnarambia Ahiara Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State. The objectives were to determine if the adolescents know the meaning of drug abuse, Causes, dangers, preventions and control measures of drug abuse. A descriptive research design was adopted for the study. Stratified proportionate questionnaire was used for data collection which was analysed using mean and percentages and presented in tables. The result revealed that the adolescent (100%) have heard of drug abuse, (50%) have knowledge of the causes. Also most respondents were aware of the dangers and control measures of drug abuse. It was recommended that guidance and counselling should be established in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in order to combat the menace on time.
Keywords: Knowledge, Adolescent, Drug Abuse.
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