Drug abuse, often known as drug abuse, is the use of a substance for non-medical purposes that endangers the users’ physical, emotional, social, and mental well-being. Drug misuse affects people of all ages, but it is especially prevalent among teenagers and middle-aged teens. In the Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, the study investigates the impact of drug misuse on senior secondary school attitudes toward learning. The study used a two-stage selection method, with 120 respondents chosen at random from four secondary schools in the study area. A well-designed questionnaire was created to collect data for the study by distributing it to the respondents. The study’s findings reveal that alcohol is the most commonly abused drug by students; perceived reasons for students’ drug abuse include reducing fear and tension, building self-esteem, confidence, and boldness, peer influence, ability to face crowds, and experimentation and curiosity, among others. Additionally, a significant link was discovered between drug abuse and students’ attitudes toward learning (r=-0.347; p0.05). To this aim, the report recommends that schools educate kids so that they understand that hard effort leads to success in life and that they should take their studies seriously in order to be valuable to themselves, their families, and the country as a whole.

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