A survey of drug abuse problems among students of selected secondary schools in Ile-Ife, Osun State
The purpose of the study was to survey drug abuse problems among students of selected secondary schools in Ile-Ife in Osun State. Specifically, the study was to find out the reasons for drug abuse among students. The major instrument used to collect needed information was the questionnaire which was distributed to students through their principals'. From one hundred and fifty questionnaires sent out, 120 or 80% were returned. Result of the study indicated: i) that the common problems among the secondary schools students in Ile-Ife were cigarette smoking, drug abuse and alcoholism; ii) that too much freedom and lack of care by parents contributed to the problem; iii) that students whose parents had television sets, radio and videos were more involved in the abuse; iv) that the availability of these substances at home contributed to the abuse problems. Considering these results, some recommendations were made.
The Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol. 8 (1) 2002: pp. 182-193