Descriptive Study on Magnitude of Substance Abuse among Students of Aman Poly Technique College Students, Bench Maji Zone South West EthiopiaMesfin Geremew Birega*, Banchlay Addis, Minilk Agmasu and Melkamu Tadele
Department Public Health, Mizan Teppi University College of Health Science and Medicine, Ethiopia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mesfin Geremew Birega
Instructor, Department Public Health
Mizan Teppi University College of Health Science and Medicine
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 04, 2016; Accepted date: April 11, 2017; Published date: April 18, 2017
Citation: Birega MG, Addis B, Agmasu M, Tadele M (2017) Descriptive Study on Magnitude of Substance Abuse among Students of Aman Poly Technique College Students, Bench Maji Zone South West Ethiopia. J Addict Res Ther 8:320. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000320
Copyright: © 2017 Birega MG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
Background: The world drug problem continues to constitute a serious threat to public health and to the safety and well-being of humanity. It is also one of burning public health problem in Ethiopia. There is research evidence that showed increment of trend of substance abuse among high school and college students.
Objective: To assess the magnitude of substance abuse among students of Aman Poly Technique College in 2016.
Methodology: A descriptive quantitative cross sectional study was conducted to assess the magnitude of substance abuse among the students of Aman Poly Technique College.
Results: The overall Prevalence of substance abuse was 42.5%. The commonly used substances were chat chewing 65%, Alcohol 28% and cigarette 4.8%. And the reasons to initiate substance abuse were peer pressure were36.8%, to relive from tension 20% and academic dissatisfaction were 18.4%.
Conclusion: According to this study we conclude that chat was the most abused substance followed by alcohol and peer pressure was the most significant reason to initiate substance abuse.