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Former DG charges media to highlight dangers of drug abuse on youths - ITREALMS

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Former Director General and member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Eradication of Drug Abuse, Otunba Lanre Ipinmisho, has enjoined the media to give more publicity to the dangers posed youth's involvements in drug abuse, reports 
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Former Director General and member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Eradication of Drug Abuse, Otunba Lanre Ipinmisho
Otunba Ipinmisho also charged everyone to face the reality and create more awareness posed by illicit drug abuse among youths.

He enjoined parents to deliberately bring up issues and discuss it with their children.

Also speaking, Director General, Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry (CADAM), Dr. Dotun Adedeji decried the dangers in youths consumption of methamphetamine which is more potent, deadly than cocaine to attack young people.

Dr. Dokun urged the media to equally educate, create awareness and sensitize people through a survey on the dangers of drug abuse among youths for reality check.

"The media is so critical, and must avoid being sensational in educating the people which is much more important, creating awareness, go to the drugs addict joints, do a survey, a series on the TV and let people realise this is real," he said.

Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Tranquil & Quest Behavioral Health, Dr. Nkemakolam Ndionuka said addiction or substances used is a biological disease that requires help.

Dr. Nkemakolam attributed addiction to a family disease which indirectly affects the whole family when one is under the influence of the drugs.
 
The Medical Director charged the media to use subtle language while dealing with drug users "we don't say addicts again but substance users" so as for them not to feel being relegated.

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*Gbemi Omotoso/Editor

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