Mathematical Modeling of Drug Abuse as an Infectious Disease in Secondary Schools Incorporating Guidance and Counseling

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International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology (IJMTT)
 
© 2021 by IJMTT Journal
Volume-67 Issue-9
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Cecilia Kalekye Muketo, George Kimathi, Mary Wainaina
  10.14445/22315373/IJMTT-V67I9P503

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MLA Style: Cecilia Kalekye Muketo, George Kimathi, Mary Wainaina "Mathematical Modeling of Drug Abuse as an Infectious Disease in Secondary Schools Incorporating Guidance and Counseling" International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology 67.9 (2021):11-23. 

APA Style: Cecilia Kalekye Muketo, George Kimathi, Mary Wainaina(2021). Mathematical Modeling of Drug Abuse as an Infectious Disease in Secondary Schools Incorporating Guidance and Counseling  International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology, 67(9), 11-23.

Abstract
Drug abuse is a major problem that has affected many young people in our society. In this study, we looked at drug abuse as an infectious disease in secondary schools. We developed a SEIGWR model which is a mathematical model of drug abuse as an infectious disease with six compartments; susceptible, exposed, infected, guided and counseled, rehabilitated and recovered. The model stability and the existence of equilibrium points was determined. From the quantitative analysis of the study, it was found out that the local stability existed when R0 < 1. From the numerical analysis of the drug abuse model, we determined that guidance and counseling affects the dynamics of the model. We established that an increase in guidance and counseling leads to a decrease in the number of infections. This suggests that there is a need for all the relevant stakeholders in the secondary schools to increase the rate at which guidance and counseling is offered in the schools. The study suggested that guidance and counseling would serve as a control strategy if given at an early age when the students are still in the primary schools.

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Keywords : Drug Abuse, Guidance and Counseling, Infectious, Local stability and Model.