Psychiatrist raises alarm over drug abuse among youths in Adamawa; says it’s becoming an issue of concern
– An alarm has been raised over the increasing rate of drug abuse among youths in Adamawa, by the head of the Psychiatric Unit, Yola Specialist Hospital, Dr Marcus Vandi
– He disclosed that the hospital admits over 100 cases with mental and other related health issues
– Vandi advised parents to inculcate good moral upbringing in their children, to enable them to stay away from drugs
Dr Marcus Vandi, head of the Psychiatric Unit, Yola Specialist Hospital, Adamawa, has raised an alarm over the increasing rate of drug abuse among youths in the state.
Legit.ng gathers that he disclosed that the hospital admits over 100 cases with mental and other related health issues.
“The use of psychoactive drugs especially among youths, is becoming an issue of concern.
“On a daily basis, the hospital receives between three to five mental cases; mostly related to drug abuse.”
He said that almost all the patients were males between ages 13 and 55.
Vandi advised parents to inculcate good moral upbringing in their children, to enable them to stay away from drugs.
He said that the hospital lacked modern equipment and adequate personnel and urged the state and Federal Government to support the hospital in these areas.
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) command in Adamawa cried out over some youths in the state who use human urine for intoxication.
NDLEA’s commander in Katsina state, Maryam Sani, said that suspected drug dealers no longer stay in the shops, but use their motorcycles and cars to sell drugs, making it difficult for the command to arrest them.
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