Science Journal of Public Health

Volume 4, Issue 5, October 2016

  • Benefits of Early Intervention in the Prevention of Substance Abuse: The Case Study of In–School Awareness Programmes in Enugu State

    Nonso Maduka

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Mar. 02, 2016
    Accepted: Mar. 07, 2016
    Published: Aug. 02, 2016
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Addiction and Substance Abuse
    Abstract: The problem of substance abuse is one which is on the rise and a problem which governments and their agencies in very nation are seriously battling with. Most worrisome is the high involvement of the youths (adolescences and young adults) ages 11-20 years in this issue. This paper will examine the impact of the media/entertainment industry in promo... Show More
  • Drug Abuse and Health of the Nigerian Youth: A Call to “Listen First”

    Chia, Perpetua Ngosoo

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 7-11
    Received: Jul. 02, 2016
    Accepted: Jul. 04, 2016
    Published: Aug. 02, 2016
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Addiction and Substance Abuse
    Abstract: This is a paper presented at the occasion of the 2016 United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse / Illicit Trafficking, with the theme “Listen First” with the vulnerable youths as the target population of the presentation. The paper an awareness campaign for youths on the dangers of drug and substance abuse provides information from empiri... Show More
  • Nutritional Effects of Weaning Flour 'Anagobaka' on Young Rats Wistar

    Kouakou Egnon K. V., Bouafou Kouamé G. M, Meité Alassane, Kouamé K. Gustave, Kati-Coulibaly Séraphin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 12-16
    Received: Jun. 25, 2016
    Accepted: Jul. 28, 2016
    Published: Sep. 03, 2016
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Addiction and Substance Abuse
    Abstract: This project aims at determining the nutritional effects of Anagobaka on young wistar rats. These results have been composed to an infant weaning flour (Cerelac wheat) and a control diet made of fish flour. Rats have been fed during 15 days. The results of the chemical analysis have proved that Anagobaka contains 2.04±0.03% of protein, 6.04±0.11% o... Show More
  • Sexual Behaviour and Abuse of Drugs Among Urban Teenagers in Lagos

    Molobe Ikenna Daniel

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 5-1, October 2016
    Pages: 17-19
    Received: Jul. 02, 2016
    Accepted: Jul. 08, 2016
    Published: Sep. 03, 2016
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Addiction and Substance Abuse
    Abstract: Sexual dependence and abuse of drugs including the abuse of sexual stimulants and abortion drugs has been observed among the urban teens. This finding was observed through personal encounters and follow-up investigations while working with teenagers in selected communities of Lagos State. Many youngsters are engaging in risky sexual activities whil... Show More