Drug Abuse I


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In today’s Social Studies class, We will be discussing Drug Abuse. We hope you enjoy the class!


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Meaning of Drug: Drug is any substance that is used to cure or prevent illness so as to be healthy. The result of using a drug could be positive or negative depending on how, when and why it is taken.


Forms of Drug Abuse

There are three forms of drug abuse:

  1. Drug abuse is the illegal use of drugs without a doctor’s prescription.
  2. Drug abuse is the excessive use of prescribed drugs.
  3. Drug abuse is the use of hard drugs e.g. cocaine, heroin, Indian hemp or marijuana etc.



  1. Define drug.
  2. Identify the three forms of drug abuse.



Effects of Drug Abuse on the Individual
  1. It makes an individual to be addicted.
  2. It leads to cancer of the lungs.
  3. It destroys the liver and kidneys of the individual.
  4. The individual experiences physical, emotional psychological and mental problems.
  5. Hard drugs make individuals engage in crimes.
  6. It can lead to the untimely death of the individual.


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  1. Mention three types of hard drugs
  2. What are the effects of drug abuse on the individual?




  1. Define drug abuse.
  2. Write out the following government agencies in full:  i NDLEA ii EFCC iii NAFDAC iv) INEC
  3. Who is a drug addict?
  4. Define environmental problem
  5. Give five examples of environmental problems.



Solokat New syllabus on social studies for Junior Secondary School Book 2 by Oluwasola Oyewole pages 22 and 24.



  1. The act of taking drugs in excess is called (a) Drug abuse (b) Medication (c)Meditation
  2. When a person feels incomplete and uncomfortable without taking a drug, he is said to be (a) sick(b) insane (c) drug dependent
  3. Which of the following is not a form of drug abuse? (a) Taking of cocaine (b) Taking of balance diet (c) The use of sleep-inducing drugs.
  1. All the following are forms of drug abuse except (a) Illegal use of drugs without doctor’s prescription (b) The use of prescribed drugs (c) The use of hard drugs
  2. All the following are the effects of drug abuse on the individual except (a) Mental problem (b) Cancer of the lungs (c) Efficiency




  1. Identify the three forms of drug abuse.
  2. What are the effects of drug abuse on the individual?



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