substance and drug abuse research

If you are ever looking for relevant research on drug and substance abuse Afribary has quite a significant collection of scholarly research on the subject matter.

Some of the Substance and Drug Abuse research available on the library covers different aspects of the subject matter. These include;

  • Research on drug abuse causes and effects
  • Impact of drug and substance abuse on different segments of the society
  • Drug, Substance Abuse and Public health
  • The campaign against drug and substance abuse
  • Assessment of drug abuse levels and implications in different African countries/societies
  • Combating drug and substance abuse
  • Drug abuse and legal policies or frameworks
  • Assessment of Role of Media in the Fight Against Drug/Substance Abuse
  • and more

So no matter what angle you are researching about drug/substance abuse from (social, legal, medical etc) we are sure you will find relevant materials/articles For a full dive into thousands of research on substance and drug abuse KINDLY CLICK HERE

Sample Research on Drug and Substance Abuse

1. Drug Abuse And School Dropout Among Youths. A Case Study Of Nawanyago Subcounty, Kamuli District, Uganda

This study was mainly aimed at finding out the relationship between drug abuse among youths and school dropouts in Nawanyago Sub-County-Kamuli District. This study used qualitative statistics and quantitative approaches in order to come up with valid information on the relationship between the variables under investigation. This study aimed to identify the effect of alcohol consumption on school dropout among the youth….

2. Causes Of Drug Abuse Among Secondary School Students In Nyendo-Ssenyange Division In Masaka District Uganda

The principle of this aims at investigating the causes of drug abuse in Nyendo ssenyanga Division secondary schools Masaka district. The research applied inspection method that involved qualitative and quantitative approaches of collecting raw data. Ten questionnaires were sent to ten respondents who completed and returned all of them to the researcher. The respondents were randomly sampled. Frequency tables and pie charts were used to assemble and analyze the raw data in percentages

3. A Descriptive Epidemiology Of Substance Use And Substance Use Disorders In Nigeria During The Early 21st Century

Several studies have examined the use of psychoactive substances among selected groups in Nigeria. Here, we extend the description to include the features of substance dependence. . Method: A strati lied multi-stage random sampling of households was used to select respondents in 21 of Nigeria’s 36 states (representing 57% of the national population). In-person interviews with 6752 adults were conducted using the World Health Organization Composite International Diagnostic Interview, Version 3. Lifetime history and recent (past year) use, as well as features of dependence on, alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, sedatives, sti muluuts, and other drugs were assessed

4. The Prevalence Of Drug Abuse And Its Relationship To Academic Motivation Among Secondary School Students In Lagos Metropolis

The literature shows that many studies on the problem of drug abuse have not only been carried out among Nigerian Secondary school students but also among undergraduates in Nigerian Universities. Uen studies, however, focussed mainly on the magnitude or the epidemiological nature of the problem and paid little attention to the relationship between drug abuse and students learning. The present study investigated the prevalence of drug abuse….

5. Effects Of Drug And Substance Abuse On Academic Performance Of Students At Bondo Teachers Trainingcollege In Bondo District, Nyanza Province Kenya

Drug abuse is the repeated non medical use of potentially addictive chemical and organic substances. It includes the use of chemical in excess of normally prescribed dosage and frequently and by rotes of administration that intensifies or speeds up reactions. Drug abuse and addiction has been a global problem of lately the world has been trying to curb this problem due to its detrimental effects on the social, health, economical and development of the world population. In Kenya doctors and health workers have sounded an alert over the high alcohol and drug abuse especially by the youth. A survey conducted by the NACADA showed that more than 2000 people were heroine addicts in Nairobi and Coast provinces of Kenya….

6. Prevalence And Factors Associated With Substance Abuse By Students In Medical Training Colleges In South Nyanza Region, Kenya

Substance abuse is a worldwide public health challenge. Globally, 210 million people abuse drugs resulting in approximately 263,000 deaths annually. An estimated 10-15 % of medical students risk substance abuse in their lifetime as they are not immune to the predisposing factors associated with the abuse. Substance abuse by students in medical training colleges (MTCs) may impact negatively on their health, future professional conduct and consequently, safety of patients

7. Identification Of Novel Psychoactive Substances In Urine Specimen From Drug Abuse Patients

There is an alarming prevalence of drug abuse worldwide. Often the consumers are not aware about the types of substances they are using and the interrelated risks. In recent years, new psychoactive substances appeared in the illicit market. It has been frequently reported that there is the presence of novel psychoactive substances, such as synthetic cathinones, cannabinoids and phenethylamines, which are known to be pharmacologically and toxicologically hazardous. The current study was set to deal with identification of novel psychoactive substances from drug abuse patients …

8. The Legal Analysis On Drug Trafficking In Kenya; A Case Study Of Mombasa County (Coastal Province)

The rise in the number of drug and substance related risks in Kenya, points towards an increase in vulnerabilities. The increase in drug trafficking among young people incorporates all levels, and what began as the use of drugs in African traditional society for social relations evolved over time into a problem of dependence and abuse. Drug and substance are readily available to adults and to youth and girls and women are catching up fast….

9. The National Drug Policy in Practice (A Case Study of the Dangme West District)

The main objective of the study was to determine which component of the National Drug Policy was working and which was not. Thus this study aimed to compare the current practices in the implementation of the Drug Policy with findings obtained in 1996 and 1998 and to determine strengths and weaknesses of some of those strategies adopted in the implementation process. The study took place in the Dangme West District. Subdistrict health staff working in the ten Health Centres and Community Clinics and who were responsible for dispensing were interviewed to assess knowledge of Rational Drag Use / Drug Storage /Drug Distribution components of the essential drag concept….

10. The Effect of Drug Abuse On the Behaviour of Students in Selected Secondary Schools of Nsangi Town Council, Wakiso District

The aim of this study was to investigate on the effect of drug abuse on the students’ behaviour in both government and community secondary schools in Uganda. The study was guided by the following objectives; to investigate the causes of drug abuse among secondary students in Nsangi Town Council, to establish the effects of drug abuse on the behaviour of students in Nsangi Town Council and to determine the possible remedies to the problems of drug abuse among secondary students in Nsangi Town Council. This study also employed descriptive survey research design.

11. A Critical Assessment Of The Effectiveness Of The Legal Framework On Drug Offences In Namibia

The purpose of the study was to critically assess drug offences (created by the Abuse of Dependence-producing Substances and Rehabilitation Centres Act, Act 41 of 1971) in Namibia. What the study set out to do was to determine if the current law dealing with drug offences was effective. The study primarily made use of qualitative, rather than a quantitative, research method. A documentary study was done by way of desktop review of relevant Namibian legislation, relevant academic publications, media reports as well as case law. Research material was also sourced from the Internet. The researcher undertook empirical field research comprised of personal and group interviews conducted with identified stakeholders…

12. An Assessment of Mass Media Role in the Campaign Against Drug Abuse in Nigeria

This work was done to final out the assessment of the mass media’s role in the campaign against drug abuse, because drug abuse has become a serious problem  we are facing  both in Nigeria and in other parts of  the world.
The objectives of this research  is to find out if drug abuse has increased crime rate in Nigeria, to find out if the mass media is performing  their functions effectively, its assessment in the campaign  against drug abuse in Nigeria and what impression people have about drug abuse in Nigeria. A critical review of related literature was made. The methodology used, the research design, sample, the method of data collection and analysis is found  in chapter three. Chapter four is devoted to the analysis of  data collected  and results of the research. Tables were used in the results. Chapter five contains the summary of the study and the recommendations for further study.
The purpose of the study was to critically assess drug offences (created by the Abuse of Dependence-producing Substances and Rehabilitation Centres Act, Act 41 of 1971) in Namibia. What the study set out to do was to determine if the current law dealing with drug offences was effective. The study primarily made use of qualitative, rather than a quantitative, research method. A documentary study was done by way of desktop review of relevant Namibian legislation, relevant academic publications, media reports as well as case law. Research material was also sourced from the Internet. The researcher undertook empirical field research comprised of personal and group interviews conducted with identified stakeholders ….
Africa with approximately one fifth of the world’s population is by far the continent with the least document in terms of data on substance abuse (Data for Africa, 2011).Nigeria the most populous country in Africa and the eight most populous in the world with an estimate population over 154 million, does not have current data on substance abuse treatment demand and treatment facilities. The drug treatment demand figures quoted in the 2011 world drug report by United Nation Office on Drug and Crime were sourced from 2004 data obtained from the government .UNODC (2011).
In 1998, because of the non existence of a national database of existing structures and services developed to tackle the menance of drug abuse in Nigeria, the United Nation International Drug Control Programme conducted a rapid situation assessment of drug abuse in Nigeria with one of the objective being to determine the availability, adequacy, nature and location of secondary, tertiary drug prevention services and personnel…
The Government of Kenya and NGOs have put a lot of effort in treatment of drug abuse and dependence yet there is an increase in demand for psychoactive drugs in the country. The study was carried out to investigate factors hindering treatment of drug abusers in drug rehabilitation centers in Nairobi province. Referred literature was reviewed on factors hindering treatment of drug abusers in Kenya and other parts of the world. Quantitative research approach was used where survey research design was employed. The study targeted drug rehabilitation centers in Nairobi Province from which seven (7) rehabilitation centers were sample. Purposive and simple random sampling procedures were used to arrive at the sample size. Data was collected using a questionnaire designed for the treatment….
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