Universities to offer courses in substance abuse, addiction

The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (Nigeria) has disclosed that two universities in Nigeria have been approved to offer postgraduate courses in substance use prevention, treatment and policy standards as an international course, writes Emameh Gabriel for This Day.

The universities are Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State and the Niger Delta University. It was revealed that secondary school teachers in some parts of the country have also undergone training in related disciplines to mitigate the level of drug abuse among their students.

The disclosure was made on Tuesday in Abuja by its country chapter president, Dr Martin O Agwogie, at its fourth National Conference and Annual General Meeting with the theme “Building a Multidisciplinary Drug Demand Reduction Network in Nigeria”, in collaboration with both its international and local partners, including the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders in the fight against drug abuse and trafficking.
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