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PROJECT TOPIC: THE EFFECT OF DRUG ABUSE ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN UKHUOKHUO SECONDARY SCHOOL

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1         BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

The effect of drugs has become endemic in our society to the extent that secondary school students have also indulged themselves in drug abuse because of peer group influence and also imitation of parents who are themselves drug addict or ex-addict. Students become stubborn or obstinate and also abuse their parents. They become unruly and recalcitrant as they grow in the society.

          This has been in existence from time immemorial. Drug abuse ranges from taking of hard drug to alcohol many people make use of drug hence proliferation of drug abuse in its ramification. Drug are important to human being because they perform certain functions during medical treatment, these substances relieves inner feeling and anxiety or tension of the mind and body. The use of drugs has created complex problems to as many people who have abused the drug. The problem is ubiquitous.

          The effect of drug abuse ranges from one state to another and from one country to another according to hospital records it is true. In Nigeria, the establishment of many breweries and pharmaceuticals firms has caused upsurge increased in the production of alcohol and drug. People abuse drugs to escape from their personal responsibilities and the stress of everyday life. Beside there are classifications of drugs for different motives the medical drugs are for pain relief antibiotic and curative types. The social drugs are used for social and religious purposes while no-medical drugs are neither medical or socio-cultural.

          Summarily the classification of drugs are stated as follows:

1.            Narcotics

2.            Cannabis

3.            Hallucinogens

4.            Barbiturates

5.            Sadatives

6.            Heroine

7.            Over the country drugs (DTC)

From the above classification many people over the world engage themselves in the act of swallowing smoking and chewing, which gave rise to world drug abuse explosion. The huge sum of money realised from that leads to proliferation or effect of drugs addition those who are engaged in drug business sometimes become mikioaries over night. As a result, other people try to join the bad group by carrying drugs.


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