This study was a survey research carried out
to find the extent of university students’ exposure to and
knowledge of information on dangers of drug abuse.
The study adopted the Social Control Theory,
Differential Association Theory and Public Health
Model and Environmental Approach. The area of study
was Southeast, Nigeria and the sample size was 400
from undergraduates of three universities in the region.
The researchers discovered that most of the respondents
were exposed to and have knowledge of dangers of drug
abuse, but the national agency in charge of drug
information, education and eradication in the country
were the least in information dissemination to the
tertiary students. They concluded that undergraduates
of universities in South East Nigeria were
knowledgeable about drug abuse and were exposed to
drug abuse information although variance was noticed
in effecting received knowledge to behaviour. The
researchers, therefore, recommended that relevant
health organizations should be empowered to carry out
free and accessible educational resources to increase
awareness on types of drugs and the dangers of drug
Keywords : Undergraduates, Knowledge, Exposure, Information, Drug Abuse.