Drug abuse has become rampant in our society nowadays whereby many use drugs without specific prescription from medical practitioner. Drug abuse can as well be a kind of misuse of drugs or misinterpretation of the directive given by the physician, as some decide to use their own discretion instead of following the given instruction.
Many even walk into a chemist of their choices and get whatever drugs they want without prescription. Findings have also revealed that some people do inject themselves with stimulants for different reasons which eventually cause a lot of damages on their body unknowingly.
Many takes drug to energize themselves to work effectively especially those who get themselves injected with various stimulants. Drug in real sense causes a lot of damages on humans body when use inappropriately, therefore it is necessary for people to seek medical advice and stop taking drugs without prescription.
Moreover, the government should take proper action on this matter so as to stop the misuse of drugs in our society either by closing down some unauthorized pharmacies and bring an end to importation of drugs that are not good for our health into this country.
Moreso, pharmacies and chemist owners needs to stop selling un-prescribed drugs to the people and also seek to know the status of their ailment before prescribing drugs to them.
Notwithstanding, individual should as well see it as a responsibility or necessity to seek a medical advice before asking for any drugs.
A 26 Years Old Man, one Seun popularly referred to as Dada has been reported dead after allegedly taking an overdose of a pain killer drug known as Tramadol. The incident happened last week Wednesday at the deceased residence at Celestial Church Junction in Omigade Area of Osogbo.
According to an eyewitness and a friend of the deceased, Tunde Oyedotun, the deceased was fond of consuming the hard drug, but unfortunately, he did not survive the excess Tramadol he consumed.
“Seun was supposed to be at work with his father being the conductor of the commercial bus his dad drives. Maybe if he had been at work he may not be a victim of drug overdose.
“It was unfortunate that when his mother arrived around 5pm, his body was found half dead, she alerted the neighbours and he was rushed to a private hospital behind a new generation bank in Ogo-Oluwa, but on arriving the hospital his body was rejected proclaiming him dead.
Although, Seun’s Parents didn’t believe the death of their child and they waited till Thursday before he was later buried”, Oyedotun added.
The latest horror that live-streaming exposes was carried out by an 18-year-old woman from Stockton, California.
Obdulia Sanchez killed her sister in a car crash which she livestreamed. Afterward, she also livestreamed her sister’s bloodied body and said she knows she’ll go to prison but she doesn’t care.
The video began showing Obdulia driving with her sister Jacqueline Sanchez, 14, in the car. Soon, the car rolled over, into a barbed wire fence and then a field where it crashed. Both sisters did not use their seat belt and Jacqueline was killed in the crash. Obdulia, who was under the influence, got out of the mangled car and proceeded to film her sister’s dead body.
She said: “I killed my sister, but I don’t care. I killed my sister. I know I’m going to prison, but I don’t care. I’m sorry baby. I’m a hold it down.”
The California Highway Patrol say that another 14-year-old girl was also in the car and she got injured.
South Korean Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 46 year-old Nigerian for smuggling large amounts of methamphetamines, also called meth, into the country through international mail from China.
The Nigerian yet to be identified is being detained by the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency in Seoul.
Yonhap, the Korean news agency said the Nigerian twice last week and via post attempted to smuggle into the country 605 grams of meth , worth some 2 billion won (US$1.77 million). The drug was hidden in women’s cosmetic products.
Each parcel was delivered via international express mail.
The volume of meth he tried to sneak into Korea is large enough for about 20,000 people, the police said.
The suspect, who lives in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, and has a blue-collar job, received the mail from China through Cambodia.
The police received intelligence about possible drug smuggling earlier and impounded the drugs at customs located at Incheon International Airport, it added.
The police said they are investigating whether the suspect had any accomplices.
It appears a Nigerian drug smuggling ring is very active in Asia, especially in India where many Nigerians have been arrested.