Method: A non-experimental descriptive cross sectional design was adopted, target population for the study were male and female undergraduate students of polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo state. This study adopted simple random sampling and all the halls were used. The sample size was determined using the proportion stated by Cochran’s fomular to arrived at 384 respondents used for the study. A structured questionnaire was used as a tool for obtaining data which was developed after vast literature review. Section A containing questions that elicited the socio demographic data of the respondents. Section B containing questions on level of substance usage. Section C containing questions on reasons for using drugs. Section D containing questions on the influence of peer group on undergraduates.
Results: The study findings showed that age, gender, peer group and family background were among the factors influencing substance abuse.
Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, the study concludes that age, gender, peer group and family background were among the factors influencing substance abuse among undergraduates of Ibadan Polytechnic, Oyo state with Coffee/caffeine being the most consumed drug. It is evidenced that experimental curiosity and easy accessibility to drugs were the reasons for substance abuse.
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Lefty, Ksticksz. "Factors Influencing Substance Abuse Among Undergraduate Students of Polytechnic Ibadan" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed August 25, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-substance-abuse-among-undergraduate-students-of-polytechnic-ibadan-chapter-one-to-five-by-ajulo-and-ksticksz