Classification of Frequency Abused Drugs amongst Nigerian Youth and the Social Influences: Implications for Counselling

  • G I Osa-Edoh
  • E O Egbochukwu
Keywords: Education, Counselling, Drug, Social Adjustment


This study is designed to investigate the frequently abused drugs amongst secondary school students in Nigeria. Out of the 78 existing secondary schools in Edo State, twenty four (24) were randomly selected through systematic random sampling procedure. In the selected schools, 720 students (i.e.) 370 males and 350 females were then selected. This represents a distribution of 30 students per school (16 males and 14 females) who were randomly selected from each of the selected 24 schools. The independent variables are students, sex, age, and location of school while the dependent variables are drugs abused by students. Three research questions and three hypotheses were raised. Descriptive (simple percentage) and inferential statistics (t-test, chi square and ANOVA) were used in analyzing the quota for the students. The result showed that male students are more susceptible to drug abuse than their female counterpart, that students mainly abuse drugs such as Alcohol, Cigarettes, Indian hemp, and Valium across the counter such as Alcohol, Cigarettes, Kola nuts are the drugs discovered to be most common with students. That adolescent irrespective of their age are prone to drug abuse. This could be because they are still in their formative age and could easily fall prey to experimentations with drug

Keywords: Education, Counselling, Drug, Social Adjustment


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