Socioeconomic Effects of Drug Abuse Among Nigerian Youths

Paul Eric


This work looks at drug abuse and its socioeconomic effects on youths in Nigeria. Drug abuse is a cankerworm that has eaten deep into the fabric s of our societies, whose effects are cataclysmic as it cuts across every creed, race and social status. No acceptable method has been developed to curb the menace since it has become a subculture that annihilates every human productive endeavours. Changing man is the focal point here as it breeds a change in the family, community, society, and the entire body polity. This is done via a collaborative efforts of the government, non-governmental organizations, community based associations as well as educational institutions, all this against the backdrop that a work on this Issue has overtime suffered negligence.


Socio-economic effects; Drug abuse; Unskilled workers

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