Drug Abuse Among Stuents Of Tetiary Institutions: South Western Nigeria

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This study investigated drug abuse among students of South Western Nigeria tertiary instutuions. Drug consumption in our society has become an issue of debate. Intact, the increase in numbers of youths in Nigerian institutions, consumatory activities such as drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and taking stimulant drugs are rapidly coming to dominate their lives. This has become an unfortunate conduction for our youths to depend on artificial substitutes for a wider rang of emotional and behavioural satisfaction. However, some of these problems of addiction arise from human personality factor, in terms of addictive attitude exhibited by individuals in the society. The interpretations of such issues are always retrospective historical variety. Aside from the obvious effects and problems of protracted drug intake on the addict personality, several incidental factors are involved, particularly the psychological and sociological implication of applying the roles of addiction our society. In other words, some of these effects influences and permit drugs to be available to our youths of today, which invariably allows them to become a member of street corner society, campus secret cults and also create psychological needs which enhance the value of narcotics to the individual, thus, the complex problems appears to be as much of a function of socio pathology.

Objectives of the research work are 1. To investigate the causes of drug abuse among students. 2.To examine the reason(s) why students are influenced by drugs. 3. Find out possible ways of curbing such acts among students. Methodology The research will be carried out in all the tertiary institutions in south western Nigeria, which includes, Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and institutes of Health Technology. Also, the study population will comprise of students of higher learning in the aforementioned institutions. Data will be source through primary and secondary sources of data; this will include field work, review of existing literatures, books and journal which are relevant to the study. Also, stratified sampling technique and simple random sampling technique will be utilized in the research work. The rationale behind adopting both techniques is to ensure representation.

Keywords: Drugs, Abuse, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Polytechnics, University
Stream: Sociology, Geography
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Drug Abuse Among Students of Tertiary Institutions

Akinola George Dosunmu

Lecturer, Department of Sociological Studies
College of Social and Management Sciences, Tai Solarin University of Education

Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, Nigeria

I am Dosunmu Akinola George Born 33 years Ago To The Family of Mr. and Mrs. S.O Dosunmu, Born in Lagos state ,grew up in Lagos state, I had my primary education at Aje Methodist Primary School Sabo Yaba and obtained a primary school leaving certificate in the year 1986,Thereafter I proceeded for my post primary Education in same year at Aje Comprehensive High School Sabo Yaba, in the year 1992 I obtained a senior secondary school leaving certificate in year 1992.After my secondary school education, I worked as a clerical officer at Nigerian Breweries plc, Iganmu Lagos after a while I proceeded to Ogun State University now Olabisi Onabanjo University to study Sociology where I bagged B.Sc degree award in Sociology in the year 1999, After my first degree I worked as part timer lecturer at the then Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Thereafter later in my career for academic pursuit I further my Education to postgraduate level where I obtained M.Sc Sociology at the University of Ibadan , Ibadan, Nigeria in year 2005.Presently I work as a fulltime Lecturer at Tai Solarin University of Education, www.tasu.edu.ng.

Edobor Michael Erhabor

Lecturer, Department of Sociological Studies
College of Social and Management Sciences, Tai Solarin University Of Education

Ijebu-Ode, Ogun, Nigeria

I was born in to the ERHABOR family by Mr. Napoleon and Mrs. Lucy Erhabor in 1973, 2nd March. I obtained a secondary school leaving certificate in 1992,a National Certificate of Education in political Science and Religious Studies in 1998.I am married with three kids with ages 7, 5, and 4 respectively. A bachelors degree in Social Studies from the University of Ado-Ekiti in 2002 and awaiting my Masters degree final results from University of Benin that have just been completed in December 2007, all in Nigeria. I have spent Ten years working in the Education Sector. A secondary school teacher for four years; an instructor in Tai Solarin college of Education during the same period and a graduate assistant lecturer in Tai Solarin university of Education Since 2005. I have attended several conferences and seminars have both published and unpublished journal articles and mimeographs to my credit. My hobbies are studying political issues, playing football and play music. I am capable of working under pressure with less supervision after instructions. I have no present or previous criminal case and absolutely satisfied with my job and its descriptions.

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