Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


substance use, Drug Overdose, health effects


The study utilized a quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive research design involving a simple random sampling of 100 respondents, where 50 respondents were from Special Health Sciences Senior High School of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute and 50 respondents were from Congressional National High School-Dasmarinas. The National Drug IQ Challenge (2010), MDMA (ecstasy) quiz, Marijuana Quiz and Heads up: Methamphetamine-A quiz were used to develop an adapted-modified tool consisting of 15 multiple-choice questions that focused on the top three (3) drugs in the Philippines namely, shabu, marijuana and ecstasy. Data was analyzed through frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) There were equal number of respondents in terms of sex and type of school. Majority were Catholic; 2) Majority of the respondents had a high level of knowledge about the health effects of substance use; 3) There was no significant difference in the level of knowledge of adolescents regarding health effects of substance use when they are grouped according to sex, type of school and religion.

First Advisor

Jeeno Jay C. Frani