The increasing use of harmful drugs in Techiman, particularly among the youth, has become a cause for concern, and it continues to have a negative impact on individuals.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that adolescents are experimenting with new substances that are capable of inducing a state of euphoria all day long, rather than sticking to the usual alcohol, weed, cocaine, heroin, and tramadol.
In the Techiman Municipality, which is the capital of the Bono East Region, the inhalation of super glue has become a new trend among the youth. They consume this substance in large quantities at various ghettos, leading to a shortage of super glue products in the area.
When Adom News’ Bono East regional correspondent, Christian Ofori Kumah, spoke with some shop owners in Techiman, they confirmed that the youth rush daily for super glue, resulting in a shortage that deprives people who genuinely need it for useful purposes.
This trend is a cause for concern, and urgent action needs to be taken to address it. The government, civil society organizations, and community leaders must work together to create awareness about the dangers of drug abuse, and the need to seek help for addiction. It is essential to establish more rehabilitation centers in the municipality to help individuals who are struggling with addiction.
Parents also have a crucial role to play in curbing this trend by being vigilant and monitoring their children’s behavior closely. It is important to have open and honest conversations with young people about the risks of drug use and the potential consequences.
The harmful use of drugs has serious consequences for individuals and society as a whole. It leads to poor academic performance, mental health issues, criminal behavior, and even death. Therefore, everyone has a role to play in preventing drug abuse, especially among the youth.