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Awareness and Attitudes regarding Substance Abuse among youth in Khartoum state Sudan 2021

Manal Bilal Mohammed

Manal Bilal Mohammed
*Associate Professor of Medical Nursing Department, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

Abstract

Background: Substance abuse is critical problem which need attention that can made significant public health importance in all over countries. Substance abuse poses a significant threat to the health, social and economic fabric of families, communities and nations. Objective: This study aimed to examined the level of knowledge and attitude of youths to substance abuse in Khartoum state Sudan 2021. Exploring their attitude to substance abuse and find strategic pan which address how the youth take benefit from it .A cross-sectional study design selected youths within the age range of 21– 35 years for the study. Methods: A sample size of 100 was selected and Self-structured questionnaire was administered by the participants. The questionnaire was divided into three sections: Socio-demographics of the participants, Knowledge on drug abuse, attitudes and perception towards drug abuse. The statistical analyses of frequency counts, percentages and Pearson’s Chi square using the Statistical Package of Data Analysis (SPSS) 25 to test. Results: Findings showed adequate knowledge regard substance abuse among youths and there was indifference in the attitude of youths to the use of drugs. In conclusion, the negative attitude of youths to substance abuse is a cause for concern since the youths are the future of the nation. It was recommended that health education intervention is needed .

Keywords: knowledge, attitude, substance abuse youth. Khartoum State Sudan

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