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Indicators of Early Recognition Among Nigerian Youth At High Risk Of Substance Abuse: COUNSELING IMPLICATION

Adejumo, G.O. (2008) Indicators of Early Recognition Among Nigerian Youth At High Risk Of Substance Abuse: COUNSELING IMPLICATION. Management Discovery, 1 (2). pp. 54-66.

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The arm of the study was to rdentrfy psychosocral rndrcators rn mrcro and macro mrlreus that reveal adolescents at hrgh risk of substance abuse The research usrng a representatrve sample was carrred out among 2,8 2 3 hrgh school students throughout Nigeria We devised a questronnarre to assess student's socro-economrc status, famrly functronrng, school functronrng, satrsfaction wrth lrfe, and relatronshrps wrth friends. Students in the group at risk of substance abuse (tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug use) differ from the students in the group not at risk. The most important variables that determine these differences are: a) respondents' attitudes towards their friends and acquaintances who smoke ciga rettes, drink alcohol, and use drugs; b) gender; and c) truancy. In addition, compared to adolescents that are not at risk, adolescents at risk function worse in a family and school milieu and are less satisfied with their life in general. Smoking cigarettes, alcohol consumption, and use of drugs are mainly associated with the use of these substances wit hin peer group. Therefore, to reduce the abuse of psycho-active substances, it is necessary to strengthen an individual's resistance to the social peer pressure and pay attention to the quality of relationships between adolescents as well as with their parents and teachers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2015 17:22
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2015 17:22

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