Taking illicit drugs

Have you ever pondered about drug abuse and drug trafficking? What constitute drugs, who are involved in durg abuse, the effects of drug abuse and trafficking not only on the individual but on society at large?

Drugs are generally defined as chemical substances that affect or causes changes in the mind or body of an individual; while drug abuse is also known as substance abuse can be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any chemical substance for mood-altering purposes.

Drug abuse causes a wide range of medical, mental and behavioural disorder which increases violence, criminal behaviour and exposes young people to sexual misconduct, STIs and HIV/AIDS. This makes the crime of drug trafficking (that is the illegal cultivation, manufacture distribution and sale of substances subject to drug prohibition laws) a serious affair in every country. Today’s lesson will help us better understand the crime and effect of drug abuse and trafficking.