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Drugs and Substance Abuse: Nigerians Should  Stop Living in Denial –Pharm. Clara Anyanwu

Drugs and Substance Abuse: Nigerians Should Stop Living in Denial –Pharm. Clara Anyanwu

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According to experts, the issue of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria has already become an epidemic of some sort, yet the people have continued to live in denial. In a report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime pertaining to Drug Use in Nigeria 2018, it states that an estimated 14.4 per cent (range 14 per cent - 14.8 per cent) of the population, or 14.3 million people between 15 and 64 years of age had used drugs, excluding alcohol and tobacco, in 2017. The report which was jointly singed by the Federal Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole, and Dr. Yemi Kale, Statistician-General of the Federation states that: “This estimate includes people who had used a drug at least once in the past 12 months as well high-risk drug users. The estimates have been ad