Youth Turn To Substance Abuse During Lockdown
17 May 2020
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By A Correspondent- Mthandazo Ndlovu a counsellor in addiction and adolescent life coach revealed that substance abuse among youths has escalated during the Lockdown.

“The drug abuse is reportedly rampant among young people considering that COVID-19 has a psychological toll on mostly youth,” said Ndlovu.

“The struggle of the mind begins on how do l escape from this and when all minds are waiting for the same answer, the depression levels rise and so does the fear of the unknown.”

Ndlovu said drugs, alcohol and substance abuse become the first escape routes from reality and a rare breed of addicts is breeding this time around as people try to surround themselves with what will take away fear from them.