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The chief nursing officer of Neuro Psychiatric hospital, Aro, Anthony Ogbebor has lamented that 85 per cent drug users have coexisting mental illness across the Nigeria.
The medical expert who double as the drug addiction counselor and spiritual teraphy of the drug addiction and education unit of the medical centre expressed concern over the increasing rate of drugs abusers in the country especially within the youths.
Ogbebor raised this concern while speaking at a one day sensitization programme organized by a group, Brothers Across Nigeria, Belize chapter which was held at the Psychiatric hospital in Abeokuta.
The medical expert spoke on the theme, ‘the effects of drugs and substances abuse’.
Ogbebor stressed that drug abuse is becoming a terrible diseases that is sending students out of school.
He said, “The problem of drug abuse is on everybody, because you will not have rest of mind when you have drug abusers in your family.
“Drug abuse is a global problem and it is a growing menace.
“Drug abuse is becoming terrible many students are dropping out of school because of drugs.
“There is a need to reform the society and government should provide job and recreation center for the youths.”
In his remarks, the chairman of the Brothers Across Nigeria, Akinbode Akinyomade said it became imperative to organized the program to sensitize its members on why they should abstain from drugs.
Akinyomade added that the increasing rate of drug users was responsible for the training.
He added, “This program is to sensitise both the young and old members of our association on reason they should abstain from drugs.
“We choose Neuro Psychiatric hospital because we know the are professionals here that would explain the danger in abusing drugs and substances.”
Speaking on the benefit of being a member of the group, the chairman said, “we are brothers from different mothers, but we come together to show and support each other.
“We educate ourselves on how to be the best, we assist ourselves when the need arises.
“This is a legalized club and we are reformed ones of the Bukaniers.”
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