Dr M. O. Omozuwa & Dr Janet A. Ogbah
This study examined the prevalence of drug addiction among retired civil servants in Benin Metropolis.150 respondents, representing 5 percent from a population of 3,014 civil servants, were purposively selected from the three Local Government Areas that make up Benin Metropolis. Survey research design was adopted for the study. To guide the study, two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. A questionnaire titled Prevalence of Drug Addiction among Retired Civil Servants (PDARCS) was used for data gathering. The reliability of the instrument was established using test retest reliability and a co- efficient of 0.81 was obtained. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-tests. The findings revealed that drug addiction was more prevalent among female retired civil servants than their male counterparts. Also, there was significant difference in the prevalence of drug addiction among retired civil servants based on educational status. This paper recommended that dissemination of information on drug use and addiction, causes and prevention should be vigorously carried out in places where retired civil servants are found.