DJ TRICKY DEE was among a host of local wheel spinners who participated in a drug and substance abuse awareness campaign in Kingsdale, Queens Park West and Queens Park East, Bulawayo.
Drug abuse has become the most common vice these days as it is destroying lives of many youths.
“It is very important to conscientise our youth on the subject of drug abuse, it is ruining the lives of our youth and putting their future in great darkness,” Dj Tricky Dee said.
“The use of drugs is making their lives vulnerable and prone to destruction, therefore, it becomes very important to raise awareness about it among our youth and prevent them from succumbing to it.”
Speaking at an event organised by Youth Network Connect, aspiring Zanu PF legislator, Nkosana Mnkandla said: “It is our duty as responsible citizens of our country not to misuse the drugs as it will cost us our lives.”
Mnkandla urged citizens to adhere to the laws of the country and report cases of drug abuse.
“Drug abuse or addiction is one of the most common chronic and compulsive disorders that often require formal treatment.
“Follow the rules and regulations of the government appropriately, if we see any such crime, we should immediately report it to the nearest police station,” he said.
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Youth Network Connect programmes officer Mercy Magwaza said youths were susceptible to drugs.
“Deteriorating mental health and peer pressure lead vulnerable teenagers to indulge in drug abuse and become addicts. Drugs destroy lives, since drug addicts can see nothing beyond the need to take drugs. We must urgently deal with the problem of drug abuse,” he said.
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