Reflections on the adverse implications of drug abuse and illicit trafficking
T I Akomolede, Adetifa E K
The popular saying that every person has the right to go to heavens the way he wants would seem to have ostensibly lent credence to the attitudinal disposition of drug abusers who speciously believe that their indulgence in illicit drug consumption are private affairs that ordinarily should not attract prohibitive government intervention. Preponderant majority of drug abusers cannot readily reconcile themselves with the reality that their indulgence is a crime and where it has been so declared to be a crime, to them, it is a genre of victimless crime. Notwithstanding the take of drug abusers on the consequences of their acts, evidence abounds as to the deleterious aftermaths of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking not only on the abusers themselves but on the society at large. This paper seeks to examine some of such adverse effects.