Psychotropic Substances Abuse among Youths: A Study of Arrestees and Detained Offenders in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria

Bassey Mfon Fintan, Ugwuoke Kelvin Abuchi, Azibasuam Adioni-Arogo


The use of psychotropic substances among youths poses a global health challenge and constitutes a social problem in Africa. Nigeria shares a large portion of this alarming rate as many youths engage in this behaviour. This paper is aimed at assessing illicit drug abuse among arrestees and convicted offenders in Akwa-Ibom State.

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