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Vazquel, F.C. (2010) Psychoactive Substance Use and Dependence among Spanish University Students: Prevalence, Polyconsumption and Comorbidity with Depression. Psychology Research, 106, 247-313.

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  • TITLE: Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Psychoactive Substance Use among Commercial Motorcycle Operators in Kano, Nigeria

    AUTHORS: Mustapha Ibrahim Gudaji, Zahraddeen Garba Habib

    KEYWORDS: Psycho-Active Substance, Sociodemographic Factors, Motorcycle Operators, SDUQ, Nigeria

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.6 No.1, January 19, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Background: Psychoactive substance use was common among commercial motorcycle operators.Studies had shown that there were some socio-demographic factors which were commoner among commercial motorcycle operators who used psychoactive substances. However, this was not explored among commercial motorcycle operators in Kano, North Western Nigeria. Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the socio-demographic factors associated with psychoactive substance use among motorcycle operators in Kano, Northwestern Nigeria. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study. Instrument used for data collection included socio-demographic questionnaire and WorldHealth Organisation Student Drug Use Questionnaire. Data analysis was done using StatisticalPackage for Social Sciences (SPSS) 16th edition. Results: Commercial motorcycle operators who used substances were found to be of younger age group (X2= 10.9,PX2= 4.3,P= 0.034) and had a father who used tobacco (X2= 4.28,P= 0.04). Participants who were single weremore likely to use inhalants (X2=21.06,P=0.001), opiates (X2=11.82,P=0.012), cannabis (X2=5.12,P=0.028) and stimulants (X2=5.12,P=0.028) compared to those who were married. Conclusion: This study found that being of younger age, being single, and having a father who smokedwere significantly associated with psychoactive substance use. Participants who were singles were more likely to use inhalants, opiates, cannabis and stimulants. No relationship was observed between the age of the respondents and specific substance use. Legislations should be enacted to reduce the rate ofpsychoactive substance use among motorcycle operators and general population at large.