Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is
a patterned use of drug in which the user consumes the
substances in the amounts or which methods which are
harmful to themselves or others, and is form of
substance -related disorder.1 Aim: The study's aim was
to assess knowledge and attitude regarding ill-effects of
substance abuse among B.Sc. Nursing 1st year & GNM
1st year students of selected Nursing College.
Methodology: To assess knowledge and attitude
regarding ill-effects of substance abuse among B.Sc.
Nursing 1st year & GNM 1st year students of selected
Nursing College, a descriptive design was utilised.The
target population for the study was B.Sc. Nursing 1st
year & GNM 1st year students.The analysis of the data
was done using the study's aims and assumptions as the
basis for the sample size of 60. Statistical Package EZR -
Software version 2.4 was used to analyse the data.Conclusion:
As the findings of the present study revealed that
education regarding ill effects of substance abuse is
important for the nursing students as they are upcoming
nurses and they can impart the knowledge to their
adolescent patients on regular basis Nurses and nursing
students should conduct research and workshop on ill
effects of substance abuse.
Keywords : Substance Abuse, Attitude, Knowledge, B.Sc. Nursing, G.N.M., Ill Effects, Substance Disorder.