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As an influential figure, ex BBNaija housemate, Alex Unusual, is using her social media platform to shine the light on drug abuse.
The actress/model took to her Instagram story to question the reasoning behind incessant drug abuse.
“ I know most times I say it nicely but it still baffles me. Why will an adult even get involved in the first place after seeing what it has done to others?” She asked
“ Exception to those that get addicted to it because they were sick and placed on medication. I’ve heard of such cases but the fact that one will result to drug abuse is sad.”
According to the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC), about 15% of Nigerians use illegal drugs regularly and suffer from a drug use disorder. Most of the regular consumers are youth.
In the past years, this alarming statistic has given rise to more attention to drug abuse and it’s related issues e.g mental health.
While the government struggles to clamp down on abusers, the media, celebrities and NGOs address the issue by enlightening the public on the dangers of drug abuse.
“ It does no good. Stay away from drugs!!” Alex Unusual advised.
She also put out some words of advice for people who are depressed and feel alone.
“ Hang in there if you are going through a lot. I know that it feels like nobody understands your pain, you get depressed, tired, you feel alone, but please, drugs and suicide is never an option.”
Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 10:14 pm