Determining drug and substance abuse prevalence among primary school pupils

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) in collaboration with the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) is undertaking a study titled “An assessment of knowledge, attitudes and use of drugs and substance abuse among primary school pupils in Kenya”.

The baseline study  aims  at: Examining the knowledge and attitudes of pupils towards drugs and substances abuse; evaluating the availability and access to drugs and substances among pupils; determining the prevalence of drugs and substances abuse among pupils; documenting the risks and protective factors associated with drugs and substances abuse among pupils; and establishing the extent of drug refusal, assertiveness, relaxation, self-control and influence of parenting skills among their primary-going children.

Data, which was collected from 25 counties; 175 schools; about 3800 pupils in class 5-8, is currently being analyzed towards the generation of a report.

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