The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has called on parents and communities to step up monitoring of youths against drug abuse.
The NDLEA Assistant Director, Drug Abuse Preventive Education (DAPE), Mrs Stella Ngwoke, made the assertion in Surulere during a community awareness campaign on drug abuse and misuse.
The campaign was organised by the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists.
Ngwoke spoke on “The Role of NDLEA in Combating Drug Abuse in the Country’’.
She described illicit drugs as any substances that could transformed the central nervous system and affect the person’s behaviour or thought.
“Parents need to face the challenges their children are experiencing as regards drug abuse by checking their activities.
“Denial of drug abuse by their children is a problem that must also be faced by parents if they want this menace to be eradicated easily.
“Parents should not be too tired to listen and pay attention to their needs because once they lose faith in you, they can never confide in you,’’ the official said.
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