Background: Substance abuse is a social ill that is of public health importance. Previous studies have pointed to the alarming incidence of drug abuse among secondary school students as a contributory factor in the ugly confrontation between school administrators and students; parental use of substances has been implicated as a risk factor for drug use by secondary school students. The substances investigated in this study include cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, coffee, colanut, glue solution, cocaine, heroin, amphetamine, and LSD. Method: The study compared the prevalence of substance abuse among students of two secondary schools, one government owned, the other privately owned. A total of self-administered questionnaires were distributed in each school, using the proportionate allocation by stratification method. Results: The prevalence of substance abuse was
Substance Use as a Strong Predictor of Poor Academic Achievement among University Students
High Risk Substance Use in Youth | Adolescent and School Health | CDC
Metrics details. This study assessed the prevalence of substance use and associated factors among high school adolescents in Woreta Town, Northwest Ethiopia, A school based cross-sectional study was conducted from April 7 to April 15, amongst 9 th to 12 th grade high school students in the town of Woreta. Participants were selected by stratified sampling, and data were collected using an anonymous questionnaire adapted from the Community That Care Youth Survey.
High-Risk Substance Use Among Youth
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Worku Abebe. This paper is an overview of mind-altering substance use among high school and college students in Ethiopia in the past two decades. Alcohol, khat and cigarettes were commonly used by both high school and college students in urban as well as rural areas. Further, cannabis was used in selected high schools, and its abuse prevalence was greater in urban private schools, as it was for alcohol and tobacco use. Students who used khat, alcohol or cigarettes also displayed increased violent behaviours towards women and enhanced sexual activity, with increased risks for negative consequences.