AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONSEQUENCE OF DRUG AND RELATED SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON THE STUDY HABIT OF STUDENTS ( EDUCATION PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)
The study Investigated into the consequence of drugs and related substance abuse on the study habits of students in Biology, Department of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta. The populations of the study are the biology students in the Department of Biology, School of Science, Federal College of Education Abeokuta, Ogun State.
A total of ninety copies of the questionnaire was distributed to the three levels of the biology student, where simple percentage and frequency was used in data analysis.
Based on the finding the consequence of drugs and related substances abuse are:
Experimental curiosity, peer group influence, lack of parental supervision, personality problems due to socio-economic conditions.
From the findings, drugs increase their sexual urge, helps to console them during the time of problem, some of them are used to calm down sick people.
So therefore government should enlighten the general public on the side effects of drug abuse, while parent should spend more time in checking the activities of their children both at home and in school.
Preventing drug abuse, there should be strengthening guidance and counseling,
Teaching about drug abuse as a subject enhancing communication between administration and students by encouraging a free atmosphere, tightening school rules and regulations to avoid loop holes.
- BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The issue of drug and related substance abuse on adolescent is a world wide health problem which has identified by many bodies such as WHO RED CROSS etc. it is a problem of the World, Nigeria inclusive. Since the early times, herbs, leaves and plants have been use to heal and control diseases . The use of drugs in itself does not constitute any danger, because drugs correctly administered have been a blessing. Falco (1988) as cited by Sambo (2008) view that ‘Chronic use of substances can cause serious, sometimes irreversible damage to adolescents physical and psychological development. The use of drugs could be beneficial or harmful depending on the mode of use.