Drug Abuse and Youth Restiveness in the Eastern Senatorial District of Kogi State: Manifestations, Consequences and Way Forward

Daniel Michael


This paper established the link between drug abuse and youth restiveness with particular emphasis on the eastern senatorial district of kogi state. The paper also examines the causes, the manifestation, consequences and ways of curbing youth restiveness in the eastern senatorial district of kogi state. Data for this paper were drawn from secondary source, mainly from the library. Historical-descriptive were also analyze via content analysis. The general theory of development which was utilized is predicated on the notion that the political and economic activities undertaken by a country improved quality of living among citizens. The paper reveals that drug abuse and youth restiveness are caused by illiteracy, unemployment, peer group influence, poverty, and impact of single parents among others. These creates avenue of vulnerability for manipulation. The paper recommends among other the need for public enlightenment and skill acquisition programmes to curb the menace of youth restiveness in kogi east in particular and in Nigeria at large.


Drug abuse; Youth restiveness; Manifestation; Consequence; Way forward

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