Drugs are chemical substances, either synthetic or natural which when taken alter the normal
physiological functioning of the body. Drug abuse relates to excessive use of psychotropic
substances resulting to changes in behaviour and normal functioning of the body. This article is
aimed at examining the influence of drug abuse in learning institutions in Kenya. The article
looks into the common drugs abuse, the consequences of drugs and ways and means of mitigating
the same. It also looks into the factors influencing drug abuse in Kenyan schools and colleges.
The article highlights the causes of abuse among them being peer pressure, frustrations at home
and availability of drugs. It goes on to give an insight on discussions and literature from various
studies and gives a conclusion and recommendations on the drug situation in Kenyan learning
Key Words: Drug abuse, Chemical substances, learning institutions.