Nigeria’s leading Pharmaceutical company, Emzor Pharmaceuticals Limited has taken its anti- drug abuse advocacy to the next level as the company engaged Freedom Foundation in a strategic partnership to help in the rehabilitation process of drug abusers. Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization, committed to addressing the ever-mounting and staggering challenges in our society by empowering individuals who are plagued by various categories of social and economic challenges. Freedom Foundation’s model of Rehabilitation, Education and Empowerment is augmented by research and awareness promotion.
This strategic partnership was announced in commemoration of this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking with the aim to consciously educate the public on the dangers of abusing drugs in a society.
With the tagline for this year being “Better Knowledge for Better Care”, the emphasis is on the need to improve the understanding of the world drug problem and how better knowledge will foster greater international cooperation for countering its impact on health, governance and security.
Speaking on the impact of drug abuse in the society, Marketing Manager, Emzor Pharmaceuticals Kunle Faloye maintained that the brand is committed to ensuring that the society is free of drug abuse, and people are constantly aware of the dangers of abusing drugs. He stated that “We are aware of the dangers of drug abuse in our society today and it’s unfortunate that it has eaten so deep into society that it is now a norm. As an organization, we will continuously educate the public on the dangers and enlighten other stakeholders on what is expected of them. The fight against drug abuse is a collective one and we are happy to lead the charge”.
Emzor has been instrumental in the fight against drug abuse; the company engaged over 2000 secondary school students in 2018 with the Emzor Wellness Club campaign tagged, “Students Unite Against Drug Abuse” to sensitize teenagers on the need to shun drug abuse.
For two decades, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism, with a commitment to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them.
The World Drug Report provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and new psychoactive substances (NPS), as well as their impact on health. It highlights, through improved research and more precise data, that the adverse health consequences of drug use are more widespread than previously thought.