The Level of Substance Use Disorders in Tombia Community, Bayelsa State-Nigeria


Authors : Chia Francis; Lawrence Ayah Iruo; Uzzi O. Henry

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 2 - February

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This study examined the level of drug use and substance use disorders in Tombia community of Bayelsa state. The sample for this study included 200 youths; out of which 189 returned their completed instrument. The youths were gotten from four schools in the community. A questionnaire titled Substance Use Assessment Scale (SUAS) for the Youths in Tombia community was used for data collection. The result of the study indicated that use of drugs such as alcohol, tramadol, cannabis, and diazepam is high in Tombia community. Among those using drugs, substance disorders were also very high. It was therefore suggested that public education on the effects of substance use and life skill training programs should be intensified among youths in Tombia community.

Keywords : Substance Use Disorders, Level, Tombia.

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