MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 150, 2018Malaysia Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCET 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Education, Social Science & Technology Management|
|Published online||23 February 2018|
The Knowledge about the Dangerous Effect of Opiates among Adolescent
School of Human Development and Technocomunication (iKOM), Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Perlis, Malaysia
2 School of Education Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Statistics from the National Anti Drug Agency (AADK) showed an increase in adolescent who are in the age range 13 to 18 years involved in drug abuse. Realizing this problem, a study was conducted to examine the knowledge about dangerous effect of drug abuse on opiates among adolescent. There are four type of opiates were tested in this study such as opium, morphine, heroin and codeine. Respondent consisted 759 adolescent aged 16 years old. This quantitative study using the “Soal Selidik Kajian Pengaruh Dadah” as an instrument. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics to get the frequency and percentage. The result showed that both male and female adolescent know about the dangerous effect of drug abuse. Findings also identify the most popular drugs among adolescent is heroin followed by opium, codein and morphine.
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