With the current trend of taking overdose of tramadol and Indian hemp to temporarily feel alright, and thereafter causing havoc and getting involve in messy activities, one won’t be wrong to say drug law expert; should buckle their belts in the fight against drug abuse. This is a serious call as it has gotten out of hand. Sadly, excluding adults above 21years of age; most teenagers still naive and weak to handle the outrageous effects plunge into it’s rigorous intake; damning whatever may arise as effects.
The disrespect for hard drug despite the irreconcilable effects and consequences it portends really frightens me. Worst still, is that those who gladly are involve in the abuse don’t even raise eye brows about what may happen thereafter. To them, the feeling of highness is priceless. And whether their brains knock like a damaged car engine it really doesn’t matter.
Who will save the future generation from perdition? Who will preach against the ban of illicit drugs so that many won’t wallow in their idiocy of wanting to feel high at their own peril? It baffles me to know and even read in the pages of newspapers, watch on television and listen on radio, the outright ban of the hard substances. Yet, like houseflies, they still fly round the country and hold many sway to madness and often times death. Yet, does it change anything? Never! Because the abuse increases daily and is heartily cherished by many.
There have been heartrending stories of wild parties and orgy sex marathons where those involve downed tons of the abused substances mixed in yoghurts, soft drinks, foods and pepper soup all in a bid to feel alright. Out there in the Universities most lecturers, and students compete and flex their muscles at who is stronger to withstand the adverse effects. This has also resulted in dropouts and painful withdraw for academic failure; hence they couldn’t concentrate in their studies. I have seen scenarios where the Aboki folks consume bottles of tramadol to doggedly work and ensure swift delivery of service. It works for them, but then the truth remains that it’s undoubtedly harmful. For whatever is sweet also is bitter.
Parents and schools often times, are ignorant of the activities of their children and how they are helplessly attached to drug abuse. In most schools where guidance and counsellors are missing, students behave they way they like. I could remember sometime last year when a student told me about how his classmate sells Indian Hemp as a side hustle, from a hundred Naira and above; just to make some cools change that later will be whisked over some bottles of alcohol mixed with tramadol and the likes. The school authority may probably be unaware of such stupid activity. And anyone who hurriedly rushes to report becomes a scapegoat for slaughter. This is really the reason why we have a large crop of misguided youths who are supposedly wise in their own eyes.
In this era and the crave to become socially recognized and relevant at all cost; though not for the right reasons as one may think, but for the wrong reasons of being termed hard and sharp. It is sad to note that serious bad association is now a good thing. This is evident in the craze by youths to join the clueless bandwagon, and demystify their association, and whatever anyone opines of them. This no doubt has resulted in the abuse of dangerous hard drugs, mixture of substances that even the brain rejects at all cost; yet negative peer group influence has blinded the eyes of many. Little wonder madness is on the rise, and many chained to regrets. How sad! It is really appalling.
Most times, youth indulgence in unsolicited drug abuse, is as a result of hardship that has enveloped the country; and has also wrapped its stiff arms around it. Further research reveals that the failed Nigerian system and its hard whip on everyone one, contributes greatly to their misguided behaviors. Little wonder crime, prostitution and other social vices, are increasingly on the rise. Thus, even without consultation of some gods or something, for the Genesis of the whole unplanned and unpleasant circumstances; it is glaringly evident to note that poverty, peer pressure and unemployment, fuel the mass and carefree indulgence in drug abuse. Howbeit, it is never too late to make things work again. Now is in fact the best time to act hesitantly, before things gets out of hand.
It will be better and very much appreciated, if the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), rise assiduously to curb the importation and entry of those hard drugs by merchants and drug lords. It will help to a great deal and sanity will be restored to the land. Because it’s persistent abuse renders many useless and that alone is a bad name for our dear country among league of nations. We cannot continue to act nonchalantly while many render themselves useless and helpless for life. Of what gain will it be, if the streets are flooded with mad boys, and girls who whose brains couldn’t withstand the strength of the intake of those harmful substances? Is it enough to stand akimbo, effortlessly without proper actions in place? I suggest greatly, that Health workers should be sent weekly to inspect and supervise our schools, universities, hospitals, offices and commercial centers to ensure a drug free society; and possibly public sensitisation on dangers of drug abuse as it affects us. Because in the end, it will be in our best interest and overall benefit.