Today, more than 7 million people suffer from an illicit drug disorder, and one in four deaths results from illicit drug use. In fact, more deaths, illnesses and disabilities are associated with drug abuse than any other preventable health condition. People suffering from drug and alcohol addiction also have a higher risk of unintentional injuries, accidents and domestic violence incidents. Illicit drugs affects the health systems in various ways: • Weakens the immune system – increasing the risk of illness and infection. • Heart conditions ranging from abnormal heart rates to heart attacks and collapsed veins and blood vessel infections … Continue reading Consignment of illicit drugs worth 5 million francs CFA, seized from illegal vendors in the NWR.