Saturday, July 01, 2006

Sierra Leone: Nafado Chief Links Drug Addiction to Aids

President of the National Federation of Anti drug Organization (NAFADO), Alhaji Alim Awoko Sesey Tuesday said drug addiction has been linked to HIV/AIDS. He made the disclosure during the commemoration of the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at John F Kennedy Secondary School in Freetown. Awoko said drug abuse is a global phenomenon and it affects almost every community within the global family. "The use of illicit drug among youths should now be a serious concern as most of the commonly used drugs are processed in their local domains. The most widely consumed drug is cannabis sativa which has become a serious concern to government and even parents," he said and maintained that drug related problems increase crimes, violence and susceptibility to HIV/AIDS.

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