Come Alive Initiative attributes Depression, Rape, Suicide incidences among Youths to use of hard drugs.

www.odogwublog.com reports that an NGO, Come Alive Initiative, has attributed increase in depression cases among youths to abuse of hard drugs  and over dependence on intoxicating drugs.
It also attributed increasing cases of  suicide, arson, violent crimes and violence against women in form of rape by Youths to drug addiction.

The NGO’s National Coordinator, Mr Victor Enwezor, disclosed during an interaction with newsmen in Enugu yesterday as part of sensitization and mobilization programme  on the dangers of youth involvement in drug abuse and trafficking in hard drugs.

According to him, it is on record that the use of hard drugs is the number one cause of youth involvement in suicide, arson, violent crimes as well as violence against women worldwide.
“Where a youth thinks using hard drugs could create an escape route from his or her immediate challenges; the challenges are still there when the effect of the hard drug clears off.
“While in most communities today, you see hard drug users coming together easily to become a network of friends, which promotes extremism and violent crimes in these rural communities.
“And most communities and institutions are not thinking along this direction; which portends danger for all in the near future if an urgent and concerted effort is not taken,’’ Enwezor said.
The coordinator said that youths remained the focus of the NGO with emphasis on catch-them-young.
He noted that youths would be used as foot-soldiers in the campaign against drug abuse and trafficking.

Come Alive Initiative attributes Depression, Rape, Suicide incidences among Youths to use of hard drugs. Come Alive Initiative attributes Depression, Rape, Suicide incidences among  Youths to use of hard drugs.   Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Saturday, April 22, 2017 Rating: 5

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