Drug Abuse and Resilience: Article

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Drug Abuse and ResilienceDrug Abuse and Its ResilienceRabiatu S. AlowonlePSY-442/Prof. Pamela J. Edwards, M.A.01/28/20171
Drug Abuse and ResilienceSummaryThe selected article (Ngesu, L. M., & Njeru, A. N., 2014)deals with the drug addiction in thesecondary school students in Dagoretti Division, Nairobi West district-Kenya. According to thepaper, the drug has a different definition of different people. The drug is a substance which altersthe functions of an organism taking it. Drug intake can be considered legal or illegal dependingupon its medical or non-medical use. The substance which affects the person psychologically orphysiologically and contributes risk to the health is known as drug abuse. Drug abuse has beenseen to ruin our youth and their education. The study was conducted in secondary schools inDagoretti Division, Nairobi to find out the reason what make students indulge into the drugabuse. The data was collected, organized and prepared for analysis by entry and coding in thesoftware Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The main reasons for drug addictionamong the adolescents were found to be ranging from the stress of physical change, thepsychological changes, and competitions in school, individualization from family, sexual, social,vocational identification, power, and independence. Drug abuse leads to poor performance andaggressive behavior. Other factor starts with the curiosity to try and ends up becoming a graduatein drug addiction field. The study recommended that the drug abusers should send for guidance,heavy punishments and most important the counseling sessions to make students and theirenvironment drug-free. United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) reported over 60%of students were on drug abuse. In the past two decades, the use or overuse of drugs illegally haspenetrated every part of the globe. The paper concluded by mentioning that the Ministry ofEducation should take care of the material and moral support to the students. The drug abuseinformation should be integrated into the school curriculum. Student’s behavior should be2
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