SURVEY OF THE CONTROL PROGAMMES ON SUBSTANCES ABUSE AMONG YOUTHS AND ADULTS IN KATSINA STATE
The purpose of the study was to survey the control programmes on substances abuse among youths and adults in Katsina state. The study was to assess the effectiveness of substances abuse control programmes. To achieve the purpose of the research questions were raised and each question was postulated. Six questions were raised and hypotheses were formulated and tested. A survey research design was adopted based on the fact that the event were observed. The data collected in this study were analyzed using statistical package of social science (SPSS). The sample size of 38 were used as suggested by Krecjie and Morgan (2000). The instrument used in this study for the purpose of collecting data was the questionnaire and the instruments was divided into three (3) sections A to C and each section consisted of different number of items based on information needed. The data obtained from the questionnaire were grouped, tabulated and analyzed using frequencies and percentages. However, the hypotheses were tested with inferential statistics the analysis of variance (ANOVA) to determine the significance of related variables used for the research. All the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance, all the recommendations were made according to the findings in the study. Based on the findings, programmes on substance abuse control are significantly affected by various factors such as socio economic condition and availability of drug as well as environmental factors which seen as service factors that influence substance abuse control programme in Katsina state. Such environmental factors include; economic income, population, educational status, physical and socio cultural condition of the people. Thus government should establish more agencies that will support substance abuse control programme in the country. Motivational mechanism should be systematically applied by the institution concerned. NDLEA so as to improve the standard of planned programme on substance abuse control in Katsina State and the country at large. Some of substance abuse control programme in Katsina State are: Effective offender’s management, Supply drug reduction programme, Indentify drug user scheme, Intelligence operation programme, Social Programme (Peer education and support) and Research based prevention programme.
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