Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ahmadu Giade, has announced the launch of an Online Anti-drug Abuse and Trafficking Counseling Service to rehabilitate addicts.
The agency has been taking steps to address the growing need for anti-drug abuse/trafficking sensitization with a total of 21,634 persons benefiting from NDLEA offline counselling service nationwide between 2010 and 2014.
Drug addicts in Nigeria who need help can now go online for anti-drug abuse/trafficking counselling services counselling services.
According to Ahmadu Giade, “Online counseling service will complement existing offline counseling platforms across our formations nationwide. We introduced online counseling to provide our services to people, especially youth, in the comfort of their homes.
“Besides, it is easy to access, providing clients greater comfort and convenience. The confidentiality involved also makes whoever is seeking information to be open-minded and bond easily with counselors.
“Already the services can be accessed via email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and twitter handle @ndlea_nigeria.
“Very soon the facebook account and toll-free phone calls will be activated to further expand our scope of operation”.
The NDLEA boss added that drug addiction was not a crime, and the counseling unit was not only to rehabilitate addicted people but for youth who were interested in knowing the hazards of taking hard drugs.