The Impact Of Drug Abuse On Moral Behaviours In Secondary Schools Within Mfangano Division, Mbita District, Kenya

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ABSTRACT

The study analyzed Drug Abuse and moral behaviour in Secondary schoolss a case study

of Mfangano Division, Mbita District Kenya. The study aimed at investigating the influence of

excessive drugs taking on morals behaviour in families in Mfangano Division. This was upon

the background that, the increasing cases of domestic violence, school dropout, and child

neglect and sex abuse in Mfangano are highly related to drugs taking.

The study was guided by objectives that included establishing the reasons for taking drugs

by the people in Mfangano; to examine the life experiences in families with members that

take drugs and to suggest solutions to the problems faced by various families as a result of

drugs consumption. The study was sought through quantitative and qualitative designs while

the latter was derived from documentary review from various libraries.

The study established that, the major factors that lead people to consume drugs include;

influence of peers, cultural influence, family moral decadence unemployment, and unfair

government policy. The study also examined the life experience in families with members

that take drugs which were, domestic violence, hunger, irreligiousness, sex abuse, school

drop out , poor health , poor interpersonal relations and how levels of investment among

others. The study suggested that; the local and religious leaders should educate the public

about the dangers of drugs parents should take their children advice, employees drugs

consumption should be formulated and implemented. People should be counselled, creation

of new jobs and setting up of better recreation activities and centers.

The study therefore concludes that; the weakening of the cultural system has led to moral

decadence in families, poor government policy unemployment has led to high levels of

poverty , which all lead to people turning desperate and this consume drugs. Unfortunately

drugs badly affects people health, leads to domestic violence, sex abuse, school drop out

among other effects which lead to high level of poverty.

The study therefore concludes that, the major reasons for excessive drugs taking are; for

pleasure, peer pressure, unemployment and spouse influence among other reasons. The

major consequences of excessive drugs taking are; spread domestic violence, unwanted

pregnancies, sex and drug of HIV/AIDS, abuse, children are poorly facilitated in schools,

unemployment and use of abusive language. The study suggested that, there should be

implementation of appropriate laws, improving parent-child relationship, counseling by

religious and local administrators, employers should penalize drunkard employees,

government and people should subsidize peoples' economic activities. The family,

government, religious, cultural and NGO leaders should cooperate in condemning any immoral activities in society and there causes such as excessive drugs taking.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). The Impact Of Drug Abuse On Moral Behaviours In Secondary Schools Within Mfangano Division, Mbita District, Kenya. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 24, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-moral-behaviours-in-secondary-schools-within-mfangano-division-mbita-district-kenya

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Drug Abuse On Moral Behaviours In Secondary Schools Within Mfangano Division, Mbita District, Kenya" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-moral-behaviours-in-secondary-schools-within-mfangano-division-mbita-district-kenya . Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Drug Abuse On Moral Behaviours In Secondary Schools Within Mfangano Division, Mbita District, Kenya". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021. Web. 24 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-moral-behaviours-in-secondary-schools-within-mfangano-division-mbita-district-kenya >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "The Impact Of Drug Abuse On Moral Behaviours In Secondary Schools Within Mfangano Division, Mbita District, Kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-drug-abuse-on-moral-behaviours-in-secondary-schools-within-mfangano-division-mbita-district-kenya