Alcohol and illegal narcotics are two examples of
psychoactive compounds that, when used incorrectly, can
be damaging or hazardous. Continuous consumption of
substances that are psychoactive can lead to dependence.
Repeated use of psychoactive substances can result in
To identify the impact of educational packages in
enhancing the knowledge and practices of college students
regarding prevention and management of substance use
Study design and methods:
The review will be conducted according to PRISMA
guidelines. The International Prospective Register for
Systematic Reviews has accepted this protocol. Following
the three procedures, a literature search will be conducted
on research articles published between 2011 and 2023 that
are limited to the English language. A preliminary search
will be made using PICO terms in the Science direct and
PubMed-Medline databases. The titles and abstracts of the
studies given will be combed for relevant keywords. The
quality of all selected studies will be assessed using the JBI
(Joanna Briggs Institute Manual) clinical appraisal
checklist for RCTs and non-RCTs. Two authors will
independently assess the quality of the work, and any
discrepancies will be resolved.
Results: A descriptive synthesis will be performed and
presented in the form of a narrative summary as tabular
format. The summaries will include both narrative
descriptions and statistical data from the studies. The
meta-analysis will be done for knowledge.Conclusion: This review will help the health care team to
acknowledge the importance of incorporating educational
packages in academics to make students competent to
manage the conditions with substance abuse.
Keywords : Educational Packages, Substance Abuses, Knowledge, Practices, Students.