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Nigeria statement on demand reduction

Cannabis is linked to over 70% of drug related psychiatric admissions. A new awareness campaign was launched in 2008 – Commitment to a drug free Nigeria. Training on demand reduction strategies has been done for officers. Drug education has been initiated in schools.

Treatment and rehabilitation “have been given priority attention”, and there is a need for upgrading of treatment centres.

Cannabis most used drug. Misuse of prescription drugs also identified as a concern. Studies have revealed problems with solvent use in some parts of the country. There is a need for a national survey of drug use.

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