Effects of Drugs

Excessive consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances is responsible for many socio-economic and health problems that affect us.
It damages young developing brains. Children and youth who engage in alcohol and drug abuse have diminished learning ability and poor retention of information.

    • It promotes poor health amongst users, which also affects their productivity at work, performance in school and responsibility at home.
    • It is responsible for violence and criminality in our villages and urban areas, as well as in learning institutions such as violent strikes that disrupt the education system.
    • It depletes family finances leading to poverty and inability to meet families’ obligations including payment of school fees, purchase of food and other amenities, as well as investment in income earning enterprises.
    • Alcohol and drug abuse is responsible for diminished perception of risk thereby leading abusers into risky sexual behavior and exposing themselves to HIV/AIDS and STIs.
    • It disrupts agricultural production thereby leading to decline in food security;
    • It is responsible for accidents at home, at the workplaces, along our roads, at school and other places resulting into injury or even death.

 

Abused Substances 
Abused Substances
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Miraa/ Khat
  • Marijuana/ Bhang
  • Inhalants & Solvents
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Prescription Drugs
  • HIV/AIDS and Drugs
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