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DRUGS ABUSE AMONG YOUTH IN MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA
Abstract:- This paper examines the factors motivating youths to engage in drug abuse in Maiduguri Metropolis of Borno State. This paper also identified the consequences of drug abuse on human health. It also gives some strategies and recommendations as the best path to tackle the challenges of drug abuse in our society. This paper reviewed several related literatures and theoretical perspectives to understand the root causes that motivating the youths to abuse drugs in our community, despite government efforts to curb the menace to the minimum level. Substance abuse has been pandemic confronting Nigerians. The phenomenon of drugs abuse has tremendously increased in the recent years. It is fact that the drug abuse and it related antisocial behaviour has consumes the entire population of society to the extent that it requires collective to address the situation, hence the youths are the future leader. A descriptive survey research design and focus group discussion was used to generate data required from the respondents (drug abusers). A statistical method of simple frequency distribution and percentages and chi-square were applied to distinguish the respondent’ s responses on the phenomena under study. The study findings revealed that peer group, joblessness, frustration, poverty, broken home, poor socialization, access to the drugs etc. are the factors motivating the youth’ s minds to involve in drug abuse. A sample of 150 respondents were used, 10 from each ward out of the 15 wards of Maiduguri Metropolitan of Borno State. Suggestions were made to tackle the situation.
Keyword:- Drug, Abuse, Youth.