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Published On: Tue, Nov 19th, 2019

Drug abuse: NGO harps on intensive rehab for victims

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By Stanley Onyekwere

An Abuja-based nongovernmental organization (NGO),
Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), has called for adoption of alternative approach to mitigate drug abuse especially among young members of the society.
In particular, the NGO urged government to set up more rehabilitation and training centres for drug abuse victims.
WFI made the call during a one-day sensitisation workshop on drugs prevention, treatment and care (DPTC), for law enforcement officials and media personal in Kuje area council.
According to the Chief executive officer of the organisation, Dr. Francis Eremutha, there is the need for relevant stakeholders to provide avenue for constant reorientation of people on the dangers and how to address the menace.
Eremutha opined that the cases of drug abuse should be seen beyond just arresting of suspected victims, but should be the concern of all stakeholders.
He added that officials of security agencies and the media should assist in sensitising other Nigerians, especially the young minds to desist from the act.

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