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Owolabi, Ruth Onajite is a staff of the Department of Information Resources Management Babcock University. she holds Ph.D. in Health Information Management.
Adolescence is a transitory period in every human developmental process. The adolescent age is characterized by changes in the world view as such are exposed to making experiments. This could be as a result of peer influence that leads to a delinquent act of substance use. Substance use among adolescents in Nigeria is increasing at an alarming rate with risks on health which has become a global issue of concern. Despite the efforts by government and non-government agencies to create awareness on the risks of substance use there still exists evidence of its widespread in all the geographical areas of the country. This can be attributed to factors such as parental upbringing, peer influence, and personality. This paper will discuss the challenges and possible measures to inform adolescents on the effect of the use of substances on human wellbeing.