Treatment and Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts in Musabil Herbal Centre, Gauta, Keffi Local Govt. Nasarawa State - Nigeria


    Within the contemporary efforts to prevent and control drug dependence, treatment and rehabilitation play an important role. This study examines the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts in Musabil Herbal Centre, Gauta, Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. A social survey design was adopted. A sample of 103 drug addicts was drawn, using the census. Primary and secondary data were utilized in the study. The primary data were generated through the use of questionnaires and in-depth interview (IDI). The questionnaires were analyzed quantitatively using tables, frequency, and percentage, and data generated through an in-depth interview (IDI) were analyzed to complement and support the quantitative analysis using content analysis and verbal narration. The results show that drug therapy is the most important and available type of treatment in the centre, even though there are forms of treatment and the government has not played a significant role in eradicating the menace of drug addiction in Nigeria through policies and actions. It is based on this that the study recommends that Public education should be targeted at the vulnerable segment of society, such as the adolescents and young adults on the danger of drug addiction in the society and there is a need for a comprehensive social rehabilitation approach that will involve the integration of the faith-based, social welfare and psychiatric approach in one process..

    Keywords: Treatment, Rehabilitation, Drug, Drug Addicts, Musabil

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    author/Odor Ogechi & Mamman Mathew Samuel

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 1 Issue 1 & 2