Causes of drug abuse among the youth in Galmagala division, fafi district, Kenya

Thumbnail Image
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
Drug abuse among the youths has become a major menace in African precisely the case study of Galmagala division in Galmagala district-Kenya which has resulted into social, economic, physical and emotional problems within the society. The purpose of this study was to investigate on the muses of drug abuse among the youths basically ji-0111 ages (I 5-25 years) which the long run has affected various dimensions of life like individual, the family, the community and the government. A descriptive research design was adopted where the target population consisted of youths, parent’s und teachers. Total of70 respondents were involved in the study that included 40 youths, 20 parents and IO teachers. Questionnaires and interviews were the main tools of data collection. A pretest was done to ascertain the reliability of questionnaires, data was analyzed using frequencies and graphs and the result showed that the major cause of drug abuse among the youths is peer pressure basically from ages ( 15-22 years). It was recommended that both parents and teachers should play a vital role in offering.
A research report submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
drug abuse, youth, Galmagala division, Kenya