NGO Interface with Repentant Drugs Addict In Plateau State.

Pam Moses

A non governmental organization under, Youth Initiative Against Violence and Human Right Abuse(YIAVHA), interface with some Youths who have disengaged themselves from taking drugs and other dangerous substance in Plateau State.

YIAVHA also based on Youth interfaith Relations Network (YIRN) devoid of religious extremism or cultural affinity Organized a one day interactive workshop held in Jos the state capital on Wednesday on the need to understand the dangers of drugs addiction.

The repentant drugs addict who participated in the workshop drawn from Farin Gada, Utan, Naraguta and Angwan Rimi amongst other communities of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

A medical personnelKizito Ndak, working with one of the rehabilitation center in Plateau said having develop a working experience for over ten years drugs and other dangerous substance have destroyed the carrier of many young people.

He pinpoint five stage of charges that people easily get addicted to drugs which includes; pre-contemplating, contemplating, action, maintenance and relate charges.

He also acknowledge that low self esteem is a very serious psychological problem that often time make people get back to drugs, but suggested 5Ds as a remedy for somebody not to indulge in again. The 5Ds are; delay taking action, distraction,drink water, discuss with someone and take a deep breath.

Kizito admonished the repentant youth to be wary of bad friends, noting that” you must develop the will power because the environment you live determine whether you quit drugs or not”.

Some of the participants who narrates ordeal as they recount loses courtesy of drugs consumption and other dangerous substance applauded YIAVHA for the initiative, and promised to reach out to those who are yet understand the dangers of drugs addiction in their various communities.

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NGO Interface with Repentant Drugs Addict In Plateau State.

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- Studied Mass Communication from the University of Jos. He is a Journalist, a blogger, a public relations practitioner and an advocate for social justice.

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