Drug abuse and academic Performance of Students in High Schools in Lugazi Town, Uganda

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Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
Drug abuse amongst the global youth population has become a serious problem affecting everyone. Addiction leads many people, young people prominent amongst them, into downward spiral of hopelessness that in some cases ends fatal. They range from glue- sniffing street children and teenage ecstasy users, to hard core heroin and cocaine addicts (Nacada, 2005). Drug abuse is responsible for lost wages, destruction of property in schools, soaring health care costs and broken families. It is a problem which affects us all as parents, children, teachers, government officials, taxpayers and workers.
A Research Report Submitted to the College of Education, Open Distance and E-Learning in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor of Science in Education ff Kampala International University
Drug abuse, Academic performance of students in High Schools, Lugazi town, Uganda