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Drug use link to violence

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

THERE is a strong connection between drug abuse and violence against girls and women, says divisional crime officer Northern ASP Salaseini Vakatuturagani.

Speaking to students of Vunika Primary School in Labasa during their anti-drug week celebration yesterday, ASP Vakatuturagani said it was crucial for people, especially children, to understand the effects of drug and substance abuse.

"The police together with the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council and the Ministry of Education are against the use of drugs and substances because of its health effects and the social ills that are associated with it," she said.

"Drug and substance abuse is one of the contributing factors to violence against girls and women, sexual transmitted diseases, criminal activities and non-communicable diseases."

Citing the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime in 2011, ASP Vakatuturagani added about 167 to 315 million people between the age of 15 and 64 were estimated to have used an illicit substance.








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