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Narcotics Control raises alarm over the use of sanitary pad to get high 

 

Mr.Reas Hakim Oduro, the Narcotics Control Commission’s deputy regional commander for Accra, has revealed startling findings regarding how some young people in Ghana are becoming hooked to heavy narcotics.

 

He found it concerning that some young people have developed a dependence on strong narcotics, which they claim to offer them a euphoric high.
Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, Mr. Hakim Oduro disclosed that the drug addicts are not just using marijuana and herion but have advanced to using other products that contain psychoactive elements.

Narcotics Control raises alarm over the use of sanitary pad to get high 
Narcotics Control raises alarm over the use of sanitary pad to get high
  1. He shocked the panel on ‘Kokrokoo’ Monday morning revealing that the addicts are now sniffing sanitary pads and petrol to “get high”.

He stated they use sanitary pads “because of the chemical they use to produce it. It has some elements of psychoactive that people are now shifting to that one too. New substances keep coming up…even with female nail polish, people are using it. Petrol, people are using it; anything that can penetrate your brain to make you high or give you a euphoric feeling but the effects are also there”.

He also revealed that some of them are now blowing “laughing gas” from balloons.

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“They use nitrous oxide which is contained in small canisters like fire extinguisher . . . So, they will pour the laughing gas into a balloon and blow it into their mouths,” he said.

Mr. Reas Hakim Oduro however noted that the drug addicts can be rehabilitated through awareness and patiently advising them to stop their addiction.

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