Nigeria: LIKE the hydra-headed monster called corruption, unless the nation make deliberate efforts to under-stand the intricacies of drug use or misuse it will be difficult to tackle the me-nace because it has been shown that drug or substance abuse can be a pharmacolog-ical and epigenetic barrier for HIV/AIDS treatment.
Appreciation of the colossal damage, drug use has caused the nation is perhaps the first noble step to tackling the increasing number of young people walking them-selves into the fast lane that often leads them to phychiatric homes and most often truncate their dreams. Addiction has been defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by co-mpulsive drug use despite adverse consequences. It is considered a brain disorder, because it involves functional changes to brain circuits involved in re-ward, stress, and self-control, and those changes may last a long time after a per-son has stopped taking drugs. Its a lot like other dis-eases, such as heart disease. Both disrupt the normal, healthy functioning