Peer pressure, others fuel rise in HIV infection among adolescents
The recent Nigerian Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) has shown increased incidence of the viral infection amongst young people.
Drug abuse among female adolescents is rising, not just male
“Though I still struggle with tramadol sometimes, I don’t take codeine and alcohol again said 17-year-old Halima who started abusing drugs when she was in JSS 2. Halima’s voice reverberates with a renewed hope and courage to look to the future. She credits this continuing mental makeover to the mental health care and rehabilitation she…