The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has charged parents and guardians to monitor activities of children keenly in order to identify the use or engagement in the sale of illicit drugs.
“In view of this, parents, guardians, clergy and the community are encouraged to monitor the daily activities of the children; the friends they keep, what they watch on social media and frequent their schools to ask of the performance and behaviour of their children etc.,” NACOB said in a statement on Tuesday 26 June 2018 in commemoration of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking also known as World Drug Day.
NACOB explained that when parents and their children become sensitive to each other’s feelings, it will go a long way to build a mutual trust and confidence leading the children to naturally preserve their family bonds.
With the increased abuse and indiscriminate sale of Tramadol to persons without prescription NACOB is also cautioned the general public especially the youth about the “excessive abuse of Tramadol and cough mixtures containing components of codeine as they give similar effects of narcotics substance”.
The body has assured the general public of its commitment to address the challenges of drug abuse and illicit trafficking of drugs.