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Substance Use Among Adolescents In Maitum Sarangani Province Basis For Intervention Program


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Page : 39-42

Keywords : Substance Use; Adolescents; Intervention Program; Grade Level Students;

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The study was primarily concerned with the substance use among the adolescents in Maitum Sarangani Province. The study aimed to determine the demographic profile extent of influential factors and perceived effect of substance use. Frequency percentile and weighted mean were used for statistical treatment. Moreover an intervention program was designed based on the findings of the study. Findings of the study revealed that among adolescents age bracket of 17-18 years old got the highest percentage of 32.9 and 37.08 while the lowest was the age bracket of 9 and 15 years old which obtained 3.75 and 6.25 percent. The gender showed that female comprised of 63.75 while male comprised only of 36.25. In terms of grade levels data revealed that Grade 11 got the highest percentage of 65 while the lowest was the Grade 10 which obtained 4.17. Respondents hobbies include playing sports and reading books obtained the highest percentage of 22.08 and 13.3. The data also revealed that 12.08 of the respondents used alcohol and 7.08 of the respondents used cigarettes. The extent of influential factors to substance use among adolescents has a weighted mean of 1.74 which is moderate in extent. However the extent of influential factors to substance use among adolescents on academic pressure was rarely influence them to substance use. The perceived effects of substance use among adolescents have a weighted mean of 3.98 which is highly agreeperceived. From the data analysis conclusions were drawn that most of the respondents belong to the grade 11 with age bracket of 17-18 years old and mostly are female. Respondents top hobbies include playing sports reading books and used of cellphones. Alcohol and tobacco were the commonly used substances among respondents that consider themselves as users. Encouragement of friends parents substance use social gatherings and peer pressure are influential factors that sometimesmoderately influence adolescents to substance use. Academic pressures rarely influence adolescents to substance use. Substance use was highly perceived to cause effect on health-perception cognitive-perceptual academic performance sleep-rest and role-relationships. The researcher then recommends that there is a need to adapt the Short Course. Program on Awareness of Substance Use. There is a need to implement the Short Course Program on Substance Use Implications to the adolescents and students to prevent possible health risk and behavioral vices. There is a need to embed and apply the Short Course Program on Substance Use to the Homeroom and health related subjects among adolescents. The administrators and faculty of the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University may utilize the proposed program and may intensify its operation through embedment on the PGS sessions. Future researchers may evaluate the implementation of the Short Course Program Substance Use Implications and conduct similar studies on the areas of drug use and addiction and academic performance among adolescents.

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