Patterns of substance use and abuse among post primary students in Jamaica National adolscent students" drug survey 1997/ 1998 by Ken-Garfield Douglas

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Published by Policy Development Unit, Planning Institute of Jamaica in Kingston, Jamaica .

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  • Jamaica.


  • Teenagers -- Drug use -- Jamaica.,
  • Drug abuse -- Jamaica.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementby Ken-Garfield Douglas.
ContributionsPlanning Institute of Jamaica. Policy Development Unit.
LC ClassificationsHV5824.Y68 D684 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 225 p. ;
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4010181M
LC Control Number2001371444

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Douglas K. Patterns of substance use and abuse among post primary students. Kingston: Planning Institute of Jamaica; DC: Organisation of American States/Inter- American Drug Abuse Control. This chapter addresses patterns of substance use, abuse, and dependence using a continuum beginning with initial risk factors and concluding with common attributes associated with women entering treatment for substance use disorders.

Information pertaining to risk factors linked to initiation of use, abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and/or the development of substance dependence is explored. Specifically, students’ non-use of marijuana decreased from 82% to 79%.

In comparison to national trends in substance use patterns among students of this age, the current sample reported slightly lower levels of drug use than data reported in the Monitoring the Future Study (Johnston, O’Malley, Bachman, & Schulenberg, ). Despite the Cited by: ABSTRACT.

Objective: National secondary school-based drug surveys facilitate the identification and understanding of patterns of substance use among adolescents, associated risk and protective factors which exist and inform prevention and treatment interventions and policies which are appropriate for resource constrained settings.

This paper analyses current trends as well as reviews trends. Substance use is prevalent among school-age children, with up to 70% having experimented with substances, and the rates of abuse have been steady at approximately 6% from – There are numerous situations that influence the likelihood of a child using a substance, ranging from school to home to peers, with each offering both risk and.

THE NATIONAL Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is concerned about the link between drug abuse and sexual abuse of minors. According to Michael Tucker, NCDA's executive director, research shows that adults who abuse substance are more likely to abuse children, and conversely, children who have been abused are more likely to turn to drugs as a means of escape.

Pattern of substance use among secondary school students in Rivers State Article in Nigerian journal of medicine: journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria 13(1) study is to determine the pattern of substance abuse among senior secondary school students.

This was a cross-sectional study and multi-stage sampling technique was utilized in selecting students in their fourth, fifth and final year of secondary school in four secondary schools in Osogbo, a town in Southwestern Nigeria.

the use of a substance for the purpose not of achieving an intoxication but of achieving a goal How we measures rates and patterns of use. overall prevalence rates loyalty rates consumption levels life cycle rates.

- substance abuse and ental health services-door to door serveys 1/2 people drink alcohol. Substance Abuse among the Caribbean Adolescents. In the Caribbean, Maharaj,Nunes, and Renwick, () reported lifetime prevalence of substance abuse among the adolescents.

Similarly, a survey of 2,secondary school students in Barbados revealed lifetime prevalence of cigaretteFile Size: KB.

National Council on Drug Abuse IN JAMAICA SUBSTANCE USE AMONG YOUTH Uki Atkinson – Research Analyst NCDA Research Day Novem Patterns of Substance Use Among Youth () (N=4,) National School Survey, Uki Atkinson, Research Analyst.

The issue of drug use and misuse among Jamaica’s understanding of patterns of substance use among adolescents, associated risk and protective factors marijuana and inhalant use among secondary school students. Results: The most widely used substances among the sample were alcohol, tobacco cigarettes.

The findings associated with substance use and associated health-risk behaviors of the – survey are presented herein. Method: The survey subjects w students from high school years 7, 9, and 11 and year 2 vocational college students, from a total of schools from 40 randomly selected provinces throughout the country.

The use of multiple licit and illicit substances plays an important role in many university students’ lives.

Previous research on multiple Patterns of substance use and abuse among post primary students in Jamaica book use patterns of university students, however, often fails to examine use of different illicit substances and/or hookah.

Our objective was to complement and advance the current knowledge about common consumption patterns regarding illicit Cited by: 5. Commentary: Recognizing the Contribution of Adolescent Substance Use to Poor School Performance Ap by Amelia M.

Arria PhD and Robert L. DuPont MD Although the association between substance use and academic performance has been on the radar of researchers for quite some time, what is under-recognized by researchers and policy makers.

The results of the above study revealed that drug abuse especially of alcohol was prevalent right from Primary School and that more students took up the habit as they progressed on from Primary School to University. Drug abuse among students results into general indiscipline in institutions of learning (Koech, J.

).File Size: KB. Introduction Several surveys of substance abuse among the adult population in the Caribbean region have been undertakenz Surveys of substance abuse in schoolchildren are, however, rarer.3 A survey of junior and high school students in the Bahamas found that 13% admitted to having used drugs of some kind, with alcohol being the most commonly Cited by: Results: The prevalence of substance abuse was percent and percent among students of private and public secondary schools, respectively.

The study also found that even though one or both parents of over half of the students sampled for both schools (52% for the private school and % for the public school) indulge in one form or the.

The report also showed that alcohol is the most widely used substance with use being highest among those 17 years old or older, while prevalence of. Rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and unplanned pregnancy are high among youth. While the intersection between drug and alcohol use and unprotected sex is well recognized, few studies have examined the relationship between substance use patterns and unprotected sex among high risk-populations such as street-involved youth.

Data were derived from the At-Risk Youth Study. KINGSTON, Nov. 27 (JIS): BY: TOMEICA GUNN Alcohol continues to be the most widely used drug in Jamaica, with 40 per cent of the population or four out of every 10 people reporting that they currently use the substance.

This is according to the most recent Household Drug Survey conducted by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA). Seventy-five per cent of the population.

FOR SEVERAL years, alcohol abuse among minors has been a major problem in Jamaica. The latest national school survey, done in by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), shows that alcohol remained the most abused substance among students in Jamaica. The third Secondary Schools Survey conducted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), was done in on children between the ages of 11 and 17 in 15 public secondary schools and three.

Students’ Perceptions of Substance Abuse among Secondary School Students in Malaysia access to psychoactive substances are all influences that attract both students and youths alike to substance abuse.

Such an environment further increases the chances of adolescents being involved in substance abuse, such as glue sniffing, smoking andFile Size: KB. Prevalence and patterns of substance use are described for a sample of San Francisco East Bay adolescents (age 14). Data are compared with national statistics on substance use among high school seniors.

While alcohol use appeared comparable to the national statistics, tobacco use was less prevalent among this younger western by: PATTERNS OF SUBSTANCE USE AND SUBSTANCE-RELATED IMPAIRMENT AMONG PARTICIPANTS IN THE AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN PROGRAM (AFDC) Sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the Public Health Service, the National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Substance Abuse.

drug abuse would enable government to plan a better EPI-info statistical package. primary approach to preventing substance abuse among this group of people.

This study therefore investigatesRESULTS the awareness, knowledge, attitudes and practices of Nigerian undergraduates towards drug abuse. A total of students responded to theCited by: Treatment for Addiction and Domestic Violence The key to sobriety and freedom from a destructive relationship pattern is to not only find treatment for the violence, but also for substance abuse.

There are treatment centers available to help both the abuser and the abused overcome a substance addiction and improve their overall quality of life. Psychological maltreatment of children is widespread in Jamaica, and this form of maltreatment is believed to affect the overall psychological adjustment of the child.

13 As a result, victims may experience psychological distress, with symptoms of low self-esteem, depression and anxiety 4 that may result in substance abuse. 14 However, it has.

Each year, nearly 20 million Americans with alcohol or illicit drug dependence do not receive treatment. The Affordable Care Act and parity laws are expected to result in increased access to treatment through integration of substance use disorder (SUD) services with primary care.

However, relatively little research exists on the integration of SUD services into primary care by: In comparison to national trends in substance use patterns among students of this age, the current sample reported slightly lower levels of drug use than data reported in the Monitoring the Future Study (Johnston et al., ).

Despite the slight differences in reported use, the sample is representative of individuals matriculating to by: Addressing the opening of a Drug Treatment Court, in Morant Bay, St. Thomas, on March 1, the Minister pointed out that surveys conducted by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) in educational institutions show that students are doing “experimentation” with substances that can lead to deviant behaviour and their dropping out of the.

study established that majority of students’ abuse drugs to feel high and was a result of peer pressure. It was also noted that poor performance is the greatest effect of drug and substance abuse among students.

The study recommends heavy punishment of drug abusers as well as guidance and counseling sessions to minimize the vice and make.

An essay or paper on Substance Abuse Patterns. Substance abuse by adolescents is a pattern of substance (drug or alcohol, for instance) use leading to significant problems, e.g. absence from school, interference with family or friend relationships, or legal problems (Payne, Golden and Kaminer, Addiction is more often now defined by the continuing, compulsive nature of the drug use despite physical and/or psychological harm to the user and society and includes both licit and illicit drugs, and the term "substance abuse" is now frequently used because of the broad range of substances (including alcohol and inhalants) that can fit the.

extent of drug abuse among secondary school students Kisumu Town East, Kenya. The main objective of this study was to investigate environmental and demographic factors influencing drug and substance abuse among secondary school students in Kisumu Town East, Kenya.

The findings of the study would be used to guide policy in the control and. Most students abuse drugs in order to gain absolute self confidence amongst fellow students in class. Drug abuse among students results from influence from friends and peer group pressure.

Students who abuse drugs are sure to suffer from mental, psychological and emotional problems. SCOPE OF THE STUDY. Recognizing the Signs of Substance Abuse. Drug use affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses.

Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs, whether recreationally or as prescribed, tolerance, patterns of increased use, physical dependence and, ultimately, addiction may develop—sometimes before the user even realizes it.

Substance abuse is an enormous social problem in South Africa, as elsewhere. But in South Africa in particular, tik (crystal meth, or methamphetamine) and alcohol are devastating society, aggravating poverty and crime, and contributing to child abuse and gender violence.

Substance Use and Abuse in South Africa has arisen out of the thriving Brain-Behaviour Initiative (BBI) at the University. Substance abuse can simply be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. "Substances" can include alcohol and other drugs (illegal or not) as well as some substances that are not drugs at all.

PROECT TOPIC: THE EFFECT OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS includes abstract and chapter one, complete project material available THE EFFECT OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ABSTRACTThe purpose of the study is to look into the effects of drug abuse, its applications on students in some selected secondary schools in Egor Local .Inthe National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsored the annual self-report survey.

Collects information to measure substance and alcohol use patterns among youths. Originally sampled 12th grade students, in 8th and 10th grade students were also included in the annual survey.Substance Abuse among Adolescents: 1.

Prevalence 51 Prevalence and Patterns of Alcohol Use: The results indicate that the prevalence of alcohol drinking is generally low (21%) among Junior Secondary School students in Benue state and tallies with some other studies [8, 9].Reports from some studies have recorded higher rates [ 13].

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