Research shows growing cocaine use among youths


The Botswana Substance Abuse Support Network (BOSASNet) says abuse trends in the country have indicated the growth of addiction to hard drugs such as cocaine, particularly among youths.

Clinical programme manager, Kegomoditswe Manyanda made the remarks as BOSASNet and other organisations embarked on an eight-kilometre walk last Saturday as a prelude to the Substance Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM).

“Substance use trends indicate that cocaine has become dominant in Botswana, especially among young people,” she said.

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