What do you consider once you hear ‘Substance abuse’? Worry? Need? Lust? Disgust? Blame? Disgrace? Hate? Nothing? Effectively, for some – family members we cherish, buddies we may die for, household that we love – it’s the start of the tip.
A girl advised a coronary heart rending story of how she misplaced her youthful brother to dependancy – ‘codeine eating regimen’! We watched with our hands-on-heads and mouths-ajar as a pal confirmed us an Instagram video of an individual whose journey to substance abuse had turned them right into a spectacle!
At each avenue nook, whether or not the wealthy folks’s crescents or the not-so-rich yard, there’s a deal taking place. Cash is altering fingers, some powdery substance, pill, dried leaves or vials of medication is being exchanged.
Let’s face it – it is in every single place o, and who’s going to cease it? Effectively, persons are stepping as much as the problem. The MTN Basis in collaboration with numerous stakeholders (such because the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Affiliation of Neighborhood Pharmacists, Affiliation of Psychiatrists of Nigeria, and so forth) simply launched a venture tagged ASAP (Anti-Substance Abuse Programme), on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 in Lagos. ASAP is a multi-stakeholder intervention aimed toward growing consciousness of substance abuse and dependancy amongst youths. The purpose of the programme is to discourage first-time utilization and informal substance abuse nationwide. Classes learnt from the press convention have been merely thoughts boggling! You can’t start to think about the quantity of gear folks abuse – tyres, feaces, paint,glue?! The listing is infinite!
L-R: Rufai Oseni, Inspiration FM OAP, Advocate for psychological wealth; Dr. Maymunah Kadiri, Guide Neuro-Psychiatrist, MD, Pinnacle Medical Companies and Taiwo Lateef Sheikh, President, Affiliation of Psychiatrists in Nigeria, discussing pressing points on the launch of the MTN Basis multi-stakeholder Anti-Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) on December 19th, 2018 in Lagos.