A drug addiction, a distinct concept from substancedependence, is defined as compulsive, out-of-controldrug use, despite negative consequences. Anaddictive drug is a drug which is both rewarding and reinforcing.
Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, has said more women are turning to drugs because their husbands maltreat them.
The wife of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National leader, Bola Tinubu said this while contributing to a debate on a motion to check the rising menace of drug abuse among youths, especially in northern Nigeria on the floor of the senate.
According to the lawmaker, “Nigerian men need to do a lot in taking care of their wives and showing care.
“Who is supposed to take care of the family? If she is not happy, if she is not being emotionally cared for, she would resort to whatever is available and I think Nigerian men has a lot to do in that respect.
“We know that children are good at resorting to a lot of vices. So, for me when it comes to prayers I want to make a suggestion about drug rehabilitation centre.
“I have always advocated and I believe across Nigeria we should have drug rehabilitation centres so that children can quickly check themselves in.
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“This is something that is not available so that some children might just stop and decide that ‘I’m tired of this life, how do I get help’. Help should be accessible to them.”