What Are The Ways Forward To Cope The Menace Of Drugs Abuse?

The rate at which drugs have ruined the future of our youths and families is a thing of concern, many have lost their lives to drugs and a thousand have run mad as a result of drugs. How can we tackle this enemy that has led thousands of youths astray and to the grave?

Your opinion is needed.

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  • The issue of drug abuse is as a result of illiteracy...  Most of the youths who engage in drug abuse does I know the negative effects of it.  I suggest mass education should be carried out both on media, television and radio to enlighten the masses on the deverstating nature of drug abuse. 

    - peter chimezie - 2019-08-15 21:22:51 Quote

  • Drugs can't be evicted because they have both good and bad side.

    Self medication should be avoided

    Buying of drugs from unapproved sellers should be discouraged, this will help cub it a little

    - Akinmoladun Temidayo - 2019-08-15 21:44:20 Quote

  • This drug abuse of a thing, I don't think the solution to it is with we human being buy with God, cause all possible things have been done ranging from awareness to very stirr penalties

    God will help us on it ,I pray

    - Omotosho Mueez - 2019-08-15 21:46:01 Quote

  • A lot of factors come into mind when trying to reply this post. But the foundation of them all is the society. We need to work on our society and child upbringing.

    - Moyo Adedayo - 2019-08-15 21:46:31 Quote

  • The government  should stop the production of some drug. 

    - Samson Obaje - 2019-08-15 21:46:37 Quote

  • The government and the bodies put in place such as NDLEA should be strict and patriotic in fulfilling their duties 

    - Eniola Mubarak - 2019-08-15 21:58:40 Quote

  • My own point of view is the government should find a lasting solution to drug abuse and our parents should keep tab on their kids also 

    - Alexander Akiama - 2019-08-15 22:00:13 Quote

  • Ban music encouraging it's consumption. Parents should talk to their wards about its ills. Showing them examples of lives it has wasted. Teach them how to make right choices.

    - Rita Amadedon - 2019-08-15 22:02:42 Quote

  • Well I believe  we have so many  agencies  to check mate this  problem like the NAFDAC.. If they should  carry out their jobs effectively.. It would  reduce  this menace. 

    - Adibeli Jonathan - 2019-08-15 22:06:09 Quote

  • Most youths take drugs is out of ignorance and illiteracy ,they don't really what they are mixing and the effects it has on their body system 

    - Ikpa Iorwuese - 2019-08-15 22:06:39 Quote

  • when the drug law enforcement agencies are really doing their job, i think drug abuse will be the thing of the past

    - IBRAHIM HAFIZ - 2019-08-15 22:09:37 Quote

  • I think there should be a more heavy penalty if you are caught with drugs like death sentence instead of just imprisonment,that should curb them to some extent.

    - Dorcas Morounmubo - 2019-08-15 22:16:34 Quote

  • Most of these drug addicts are illitrates , so education can help to reduce it, and again parents should monitor their children to ensure that they do not engage in such

    - Oluchukwu Okoye - 2019-08-15 22:20:30 Quote

  • Drug and alcohol abuse is becoming a public health problem among the youths. Health educators, families, schools, civil society, religious organizations and the community should be concerned and worried that more youths are fast joining the drug train, drinking and smoking away their future for the pleasure of getting high, which pose a threat to the health and safety of the the youths. Preventing these unwholesome situation can be achieved through, intervention strategy, advocacy and awareness of the adverse effect of drugs and alcohol addiction to our youths health and life. 

    - Emmanuel Ogwola - 2019-08-15 22:21:43 Quote

  • Public enlightenment on the effects of Drug abuse would be of huge help and eradication of imported  hard drugs into the country.  

    LASTLY, reenforcement of drug agencies can help hugely.

    - Godson Omejua - 2019-08-15 22:23:35 Quote

  • Drug abuse can only be stopped by the NAFDAC through blocking , locking up every shop that sells it and arresting those dealing with it 

    - David Chinecherem - 2019-08-15 22:33:44 Quote

  • Drug abuse has deepley affected our youth Ians I feel terrible about this but we could eradicate this by public enlightenment 

    - Enade ElviS - 2019-08-15 22:55:58 Quote

  • On the Government perspective, there is a policy to curb the importation of this drugs and alcohol but just seem to work only on the papers. On the family side, a Yoruba adage says "Train your child so that he/she will give you peace of mind when you are supposed to be at rest of mind; lack of proper upbringing is a major causative factor. On the addict side, bad friends and comparison is the main factor

    - Oduola Toheeb - 2019-08-15 22:56:53 Quote

  • I think we can tackle this menace by making sure that such drugs will find it impossible to be imported into this country.

    It's beyond taking overdose of cough syrup. comique is also another for of drug.

    the government should enforce and execute great penalty against drug traffickers.

    - Samuel Clement - 2019-08-15 23:15:52 Quote

  • Drug abuse have been a major problem in Nigeria,due to poor regulation by government,quack dispensers,and corrupt hospital management,peer groups too,

    - Jerry madumere - 2019-08-15 23:32:14 Quote

  • The major effect of drugs is the addiction, there's a saying that says "prevention is better than cure".. If more awareness can be created and if most if the hard drugs are banned then it can be tackled.

    - Rose Okah - 2019-08-15 23:35:59 Quote

  • Long-term follow-up can help to prevent relapse and maintain sobriety. This may include attending regular in-person support groups or online meetings to help keep your recovery on track.

    - Moronfolu Ayotunde - 2019-08-15 23:36:18 Quote

  • Importation of these drugs should be stopped and punishment should be in place for offenders

    - Mubarak Belll - 2019-08-15 23:39:43 Quote

  • Many of our youths aren't enlighten about the negative effects of drug abuse and the harms it causes we could solve by mass enlightenment and punishing those involved in it 

    - Nora Chidera - 2019-08-15 23:48:03 Quote

  • Drugs abuse involves in the misusing of drugs that can be harmful to our health i.e body system. 

    To eradicate drugs abuse, mass information and communication should be taken along on television, radio, post bill and handbill to help people who are in such of that habit

    - Samuel Okeleye - 2019-08-16 00:14:09 Quote

  • Education is the key to solving the problems of drug abuse. If people are educated on the dangers of drug abuse they won't go into it

    - Kelechi Nwogwugwu - 2019-08-16 01:34:38 Quote

  • Some of our youths needs to be educated. Sometimes, its a state of the mind, so let them be taken to rehabilitation centre. Moreover, God's hand can also do more

    - Kenechi Victor - 2019-08-16 01:58:37 Quote

  • The use of drug is now common due to what nowadays youth are involving there self in

    - Ajayi Victor - 2019-08-16 02:16:05 Quote

  • Making a nationwide awareness of the effects at public and catchy places such as malls, cinemas, atm stands, schools and others should help in sensitizing youths that haven't joined not to and probably help reduce drug abuse to a measurable extent.

    - Oladeji Michael Iyiola - 2019-08-16 02:45:37 Quote

  • Its also as a result of self-medication,  some people just take drugs without a doctor's prescription, so I think medical advice should be given to people about the dangers of drug abuse

    - Michael John - 2019-08-16 05:49:36 Quote

  • Drug Abuse is a national challenge in this country. For this to be properly cleared. Sensitizations and educational programmes need to be set up to enlighten people about the dangers involve in drug abuse. 

    - Iorpine Loya - 2019-08-16 05:57:28 Quote

  • If government can monitor the production and distribution stages of these drugs, put restrictions on the sale of some certain harmful drugs and continually enlighten citizens on the effect of drug abuse, the rate of drug abuse will be lower. Another thing is to provide free or affordable health care.

    - Kester Asuelimen - 2019-08-16 05:58:49 Quote

  • Drug abuse has, for a long time been a major problem in society, from adults to young children taking up the habit of abuse. Combating drug abuse is impossible, everyone abuses drugs in one way or another, desperation always finds a way.

    - Hiram Ogonor - 2019-08-16 06:34:27 Quote

  • Happiness is an healthy living Government should make citizens happy by making them gainfully employed and not living them idle

    - Jubril Olakanmi - 2019-08-16 06:58:06 Quote

  • There should be enlightenment programs which will  educate the youths a d the elderly men on the dangers of this drugs to our body.They should also organised campaign against drug abuse in the society too.

    - Echezona Victory - 2019-08-16 07:13:07 Quote

  • We can say that when value is not known abuse is necessary.

    They should be educated on use and effect of drugs has we know all drugs has a side effect.

    - Lenee Letura - 2019-08-16 07:27:33 Quote

  • More emphasis should be put to educate youth on the effect of drugs abuse.

    - Ankuma Israel Philip - 2019-08-16 08:18:39 Quote

  • The issue of drug abuse is not illiteracy even the educated involved in drugs therefore more agencies should be set in place in order to move to schools,churches,mosques to educate them on the effect and danger of drug abuse in human health.

    - Andrew Unugiaseh Daniel - 2019-08-16 08:28:29 Quote

  • Constant enlightening of the youth on these drugs and its adverse effects is what should be done, even as it is seen in a saying, "you can take a Horse to the river but you can't force it to drink from the river". It will still go a long way to curb drug abuse 

    - GIFT Mato - 2019-08-16 08:35:11 Quote

  • Bad friends, ignorance and corruption all constitutes to this. There should be a massive education to enlighten the public especially the students on dangers associated with this. Nigeria drug law enforcement agencies should stop collecting bribe and do their job

    - Onwa Matthew - 2019-08-16 09:03:22 Quote

  • By going for medical whenever we feel sick and notice any changes in our body

    And seeking medical care

    - Oladipupo Ibrahim - 2019-08-16 09:26:58 Quote

  • I think 🤔 medical practitioners should try and educate the lay man on this and tell them about the possible adverse effects it can cause and also restrict the availability of hard drugs especially 

    - Treasure Paul - 2019-08-16 09:27:53 Quote

  • Foolishness is a stubborn grass, Drug abuse have cause many problems yet people do engage themselves in it .well...I think their is no  way to stop it.

    - DAVID J IHEKE - 2019-08-16 09:30:34 Quote

  • Foolishness is a stubborn grass, Drug abuse have cause many problems yet people do engage themselves in it .well...I think their is no  way to stop it.

    - DAVID J IHEKE - 2019-08-16 09:30:51 Quote

  • It should be made known to drug addict  that this vice  post a threat to their health and life's. They should be enlightened

    - Kevin Erowo - 2019-08-16 09:38:12 Quote

  • This is the reason why we have drug regulatory agency.  NDLEA should formulate proper policy to stop the act.

    - Thomas Philip - 2019-08-16 10:02:00 Quote

  • Ways to eradicate or reduce hight rate of drugs abuse

    1) by public enlightenment on bad effect of drug misuse 

    2) banning had drugs 

    3) avoid communicating with bad influencers or drugs abusers because evil communication corrupt good manner

    4) always adhere to doctors or medical/health practitioners advise

    - Justice Mike - 2019-08-16 10:10:36 Quote

  • Drug abuse can be stop by the NDLEA and NAFDAC  so that people importing the drug will not be able to have the opportunity to sell to the people

    - shafar ibrahim - 2019-08-16 10:35:19 Quote

  • Ignorance is the primary cause of drug abuse because, if people are aware of the dangers conneted to the Use and Abuse of drugs,then we won't be discussing this topic here now.

    People needs to be informed of the aftermath of drugs on  their health.Awareness should be made from the government to the various sectors to get an individual informed. 

    Individual should also stand up to help  pass the information to others .

    There should also be rehabilitation centers to help the victims of drug abuse.

    - Caroline Yemisi - 2019-08-16 11:16:29 Quote

  • Some of our youth need to be educated sometimes, its a state of the mind, so let them be taken to rehabilitation center, moreover God's hand can also do more.

    - Ozowara Samuel - 2019-08-16 12:06:02 Quote

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