Drug and Drug Abuse Issues in Nigeria
There’s a serious issue which unfortunately, the Nigerian government is yet to identify. There ought to be State of Emergency on the issue of Drug and Drug Abuse issues in Nigeria. There are many folks on the streets with straight faces but what they nurse within is very pathetic, which especially, is as a result of drug abuse.
There are many times I have got to cry in my closet when I see great destinies been flushed down the drain. The rate of drug abuse in Nigeria increases daily to an alarming state. Haloperidol is used to treat schizophrenia. The abuse of it brings issues beyond beyond human imagination. There are many times you will see some folks with blue stain on their tongues and or their teeth.
Promethazine is presently largely abused which is mixed with codeine and Sprite.
Rerhypnol (flunitrazepam) is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia and as a premedication for surgery. Rerhypnol is also known as the date rape. Overdose effect gives the sluggish and highness feelings.
While I was an undergraduate in University, an even took place in my neighbourhood. A lady cooked beans for a few number of guys for dinner. Unknowingly to her, a strange guy poured some marijuana into the food which they all ate. One of he boys felt like going naked and walk into the bush. He was quickly helped before it got out of hands.
There are many innocent looking young boys and girls, whose brain is compromised as a result of drug abuse. What is left have little or no good to do. How I wished the society could be of help to one another to curb these menace. Engage more in Mental Health Awareness.
The issue of drug and drug abuse is a hidden pandemic that needs urgent attention in our society. If you are reading this, you are either directly or indirectly connected with someone abusing one substance or the other. You might need a therapist. You need not wait till it all get ruined.