SOURCES OF DRUG SUPPLY – TRAFFICKING
The source of drug supply are numerous and everywhere. Both registered and unregistered are supplied inside commercial buses and at motor parks. They are also supplied at restaurants, beer parlors, hotels, club house, patient medicine stores, clinics, hospitals, pharmaceutical stores, supermarkets as well as those who go about on foot selling these drugS (hawkers).
Drug trafficking is one of the supply of drugs.
MEANING OF DRUG TRAFFICKING
Drug trafficking is an illegal production, distribution and sales of illegal drugs.
MEANING OF –
LEGITIMATE DRUGS are registered and approved drugs.
DRUG TRAFFICKING are sales and distribution of illegal drugs.
DRUG PUSHING is selling of dangerous drugs in unregistered establishment.
REASONS FOR TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS
- Bad company
- High demand
DANGERS OF DRUG TRAFFICKING
- Bad image for the country
- Death penalty in some cases
- Affects national security
- Negative impact on the economy
- Increase in crime and violence
- Destroy the lives of the youth
SOURCES OF DRUGS SUPPLY
- Pharmaceutical industries
- Patient and medicine stores
- Clinics, etc.
- Cultivated and uncultivated vegetation
- Traditional medicine establishment
- Herb sellers
- Beer parlor
- Motor parks
- Club houses
- Roadside hawkers
- Itinerant peddlers
Strategies and activities
Step1: Teacher revises the previous topic
Step2: Teacher introduces the new topic
Step 3: Teacher explains the new topic
Step4: Teacher welcomes pupils’ questions
Step 5: Teacher evaluates the pupils
Evaluation and Assignment
- Explain the meaning of legitimate drugs, drug trafficking and drug pushing.
- Identify 3 sources of registered and unregistered sources of drug supply.
- State 5 reasons for drug trafficking.
- Mention 5 dangers of drug trafficking.