Drug Abuse

This article is by Omoreghae Angela, A GPI girl in Pearl Class.

Drug overdose

Many more Nigerian youths are taking to drugs of different kinds. Some take to drugs as a means of identifying with members of their age groups. Others do so as a means of rebelling against the values of adults, or as a way of escaping temporarily from reality.

A lot of parents today care more about making money than taking proper care of their offspring. They thus entrust their children to nannies whose backgrounds they know little or nothing about. Other causes include unemployment,  high rates of illiteracy and poverty, and the general insensitivity of the government to the common man’s plight.

Abuse of drugs leads to social problems of various types, many abusers end up invalids of one kind or the other. Some go mad and roam the streets. Their families reject them and they become a burden to the government that has to rehabilitate them. These people hardly ever become useful to the society or even themselves.

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