Knowledge of Health Consequences of Psychoactive Substance Use among Senior Secondary School Students

Authors

  • Winifred A Ojieabu Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Sagamu Campus, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Shakirat I Bello Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  • John E Arute Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration, Faculty of Pharmacy Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria
  • Adebukola A Tijani Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Sagamu Campus, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Lionel O Okunye Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Sagamu Campus, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Sule A Saka Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Sagamu Campus, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Christabel E Ojieabu Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Science, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu Campus Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Philip F Uzor Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Mark O Akpotu Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Sagamu Campus, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Uchenna IH Eze Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Biopharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University Sagamu Campus, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v19i2.50637

Keywords:

Psychoactive substance, Students, Health consequences, Knowledge

Abstract

The rate of psychoactive substance (PAS) use in the adolescent group is increasing around the world. Drug abuse has a negative impact on students’ education especially that of secondary school students. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of psychoactive substance use and knowledge of the health consequences among secondary school students in Ogun State, Nigeria. A cross-sectional study was carried out among 528 consenting students selected using random sampling method. Data obtained using a validated modified World Health Organization’s guidelines questionnaire were analyzed with SPSS 20, p-Value ≤ 0.05 was considered significant. Majority (78.8%) were within the age group 15-18 years, males were 61.4%. Alcohol (95.0%) ranked first of all the substances been consumed among the current PAS users. Age was highly significantly associated with PAS use. Average knowledge of health consequences of PAS use was 11.5%. There is need for continuous health educational intervention to boost the respondents’ knowledge about health consequences of uses of psychoactive substances.

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 19(2): 199-205, 2020 (December)

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2020-12-10

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Ojieabu, W. A., Bello, S. I., Arute, J. E., Tijani, A. A., Okunye, L. O., Saka, S. A., Ojieabu, C. E., Uzor, P. F., Akpotu, M. O., & Eze, U. I. (2020). Knowledge of Health Consequences of Psychoactive Substance Use among Senior Secondary School Students. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 19(2), 199–205. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v19i2.50637

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