Factors Influencing Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Chuka University Students, Kenya


  •   Benjamin M. Kanga


Alcohol and drugs abuse is on serious increase, especially among the youth in many parts of the World. It has been reported that the most affected persons by the challenge of alcohol and drugs abuse the world over are University students. In Kenya, the National Campaign against Drug Abuse (NACADA) report indicates that 84% of youth between 16 to 24 years are involved in alcohol and drug abuse. University students fall under this age bracket. To mitigate this NACADA requires that all universities in Kenya to have Alcohol and Drugs Abuse prevention committees and policies. This study aimed at finding out the causes of Alcohol and Drugs Abuse at Chuka University. The study employed a descriptive research design. The target population was 15,290 Chuka University students. Simple random sampling technique was employed to choose 384 respondents. Questionnaires were used to collect data. statistical package of social sciences (SPSS) version 21.0 for windows was used to analyze data. Data was presented in frequency distribution tables, bar charts, and pie charts.

Keywords: Addiction, Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Drug Abuse


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How to Cite
Kanga, B. M. (2022). Factors Influencing Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Chuka University Students, Kenya. European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, 3(3), 147–151. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejedu.2022.3.3.301