NAFDAC Warns Women Against Drug Abuse
“In an environment where alcohol is consumed freely, where you have frustration, joblessness and pressure in the home-front, people tend to take solace in something and they go after doing something that will make them forget about their sorrow.
“Because of the stigma that women might face if they come out openly that they take drugs, they do it clandestinely by lacing soft drinks with hard drugs to prevent people from suspecting them.”
She said the agency is ready to partner with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to combat drug abuse and she called on the government to reduce the rate of unemployment so that the rate of drug abuse will be reduced.
She said “When youths are gainfully engaged, they will be busy; their minds will not go into illicit drugs consumption.”