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Percentage of students abusing drug seem to be on increase with no clear cut treatment option available for the drug abusers. This situation is unhealthy as it affects the academic well being of the student or the abuser. It is against this background that this study focused on the Effect of Cognitive Restructuring and Assertiveness Training on Drug Abuse among Secondary School Adolescents in Onitsha Education Zone of Anambra State. Five research questions and six hypotheses guided the study. The study was an experimental one and the design adopted was the randomized post test only group design. The population for the study consisted of 256 senior secondary school student drug abusers identified with drug users observation scale. Purposive sampling technique was used to compose 60 students from Onitsha Zone of Anambra State. The sampling was based on urban and rural schools. Students who had a mean score of 3 on a four point rating scale were considered to manifest the characteristics of drug abusers and were selected for the study. The subjects were purposively assigned to the three different treatment groups. The instrument used in data collection was the Modified Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) developed by Skinner (1982), and the Drug Users Observation Scale (DUOS) developed by the researcher used in identifying the drug abusers. The instruments were validated by three experts in measurement and evaluation, psychology and guidance and counselling from University of Nigeria Nsukka. The reliability tests of the Modified Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) and the Drug Users Observation Scale (DUOS) were ascertained using Cronbach Alpha. To determine the reliability of the instruments, they were used on 20 drug abuse adolescent students. After computation the internal consistency reliability estimates for DUOS and DAST were 0.81 and 0.70 respectively. The data collected was analyzed using means, standard deviation, t-test and one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results of the study showed that the combination of cognitive restructuring and assertiveness training was the most effective therapy while the use of the therapies alone was also effective in reducing drug abuse among students. Based on the findings of the study, the following five recommendations were made among which were: that teachers and students alike should be taught how to use cognitive restructuring and assertiveness training techniques in treating drug abuse and other behaviour problems. The educational implications were also highlighted among which were that the drug users observation scale used in this study could be used by counsellors in identifying students who engage in drug abuse and then treat them with cognitive restructuring and assertiveness training techniques. Again, secondary school teachers and counsellors should be acquainted with the skills and techniques of cognitive restructuring and assertiveness training treatments to enable them use them on secondary school adolescents.

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Number of Pages183 pages
Chapter one (1)Yes  Introduction
Chapter two (2)Yes  Literature review
Chapter three (3) Yes methodology
Chapter  four (4) Yes  Data analysis
Chapter  five (5) Yes Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceYes Reference
QuestionnaireYes Questionnaire
Appendixyes Appendix
Chapter summaryyes 1 to 5 chapters
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