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EFFECT OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG YOUTH AND ITS IMPACT ON LEARNING
Abstract: Drug abuse is a global phenomena found in most countries of the world among youth. Although it covers various age range group, its mostly common in youth between 18 – 35 years of age. A total of 100 structured questionnaires were distributed to the respondents, followed by face to face interview to establish a relationship between what is in the questionnaire and responses from the interview. It has been found out that youth of the age range 18 – 25 years were more in number in terms of drug misuse. Unemployment and low level of education also play a role in drug abuse. Males are more in number than female in drug abuse misuse due cultural and religious reasons. Memory losses, school attendance, difficulty in concentration, poor performance are some of the educational consequences in drug abuse. Parents must keep watchful eyes on the movement of their children and their peers.
Key words: Drug misuse, youth, adverse effect and learning.