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.