An analysis of the conceptual knowledge of drug abuse among biology students.
The purpose of this study is to investigate youths’ drug abuse in Nigeria – a case study of Governors College Kano. To guide this study, four research questions were raised and tested. The design of the study was survey design. The samples of the study consisted of 50 students randomly selected from the area of the study. The major findings of the study include: Marijuana is the most commonly used drug by students of Governors College Kano, also most students start using drugs because of teenage curiosity and joy seeking, and most of the students have had problems with their studies because of drug abuse, majority of the students use drugs out on the streets or during parties, also majority of the students take the drugs in the night. Finally, it was recommended that parents should burry their differences in order to avoid quarrels, separation, and divorce which are one of the great catalysts of drug abuse among their children, communities should identify drug dependence individuals, and refer them to hospitals for treatment. Pushers and sellers are well known by community members, therefore, the community can identify them and send them to court and be charged for possession of illegal drugs, also school authority should know the signs and symptoms of students who abuse drugs and should be able to counsel them or refer them to the appropriate centers for treatment and rehabilitation.