2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Dangerous trend of methamphetamine use among youths in south-eastern Nigeria: A mini-review
Ahoma Victor Mbanuzuru, Sunday Onyemaechi Oriji, Ifeoma Udigwe, Justus Uchenna Onu, Chigozie Ifeadike and Christian C Ibeh
South Eastern Nigeria in the recent times was in the news due to the increased reported cases of illicit use of methamphetamine known in the local dialect as ‘mkpurumiri’ or ‘guzoro’. There were reported homicides and other forms of violence attributed to the increased illicit use of the substance by the young people. This work looked at the possible predisposing factors and solutions to this dangerous trend. The rapid technological innovations and advancement seems to aid the globalized market for the drug sellers and users, with reported unauthorized local production leading to increased availability and accessibility. As psychoactive substance use carries enormous negative consequences, the sudden rise in use of methamphetamine among the youth in the South Eastern part of Nigeria calls for concern, and all hands must be on deck to curb the menace.
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How to cite this article:
Ahoma Victor Mbanuzuru, Sunday Onyemaechi Oriji, Ifeoma Udigwe, Justus Uchenna Onu, Chigozie Ifeadike, Christian C Ibeh. Dangerous trend of methamphetamine use among youths in south-eastern Nigeria: A mini-review. Int J Res Psychiatry 2022;2(1):32-36. DOI: 10.22271/27891623.2022.v2.i1a.26