Drug Abuse is a problem World wide. It is a scourge that does not respect national
boundaries, race, creed, level of education, age or economic status
Use of drugs is as old as mankind and had been an integral part of each society. Man
has been using substances from plants as medicines. When drugs are properly
administered they are medicinal blessings to human beings. Man had basically all
communities knew how to make alcohols. With onset of modem science we have seen
refining and standardizing of drugs in laboratories (Mitchell, 2003)
Karechio (1996) notes that, unfortunately some drugs produce enticing side effects
as Euphoria, a sense of feeling good, elating serenity and power such that what began
as means of relaxatior, evolved in time into a problem of dependence and abuse
Ciakuthi (1999) quoting from Yussuf (1983) explicits that man's knowledge of drugs is
very old. For instance, the Chinese knew about Cannabis sativa (bhang) since
while Egyptians knew about opium since 1500 BC. Alcohol originated from Greece
invented it's fermentation. In Biblical times drugs such as alcohol were taken but
sometimes with sad outcomes for instance Noah took wine and was naked. One of his
Sons (Ham) saw his father naked and was cursed (Genesis 9:21-22).
Lot under influence of alcohol had incestuous relationship with his two daughters
36). King Solomon was in deceit of alcohol when he wrote: "Look not thou up on the
wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup .......... at last it biteth like a
serpent and stingeth like an adder (Proverbs 23:31-32).
According to Kateregga and snenk (1980) the Holy Quaran teaches sharia as a
complete code of life. The Sharia shows what acts of life are forbidden (Haram) e.g.
Drug Abuse has become one of the most important social issues of our times. Illicit
drugs has killed people and even destroyed families. Drugs have power to undermine
international and community relations. It disturbs financial systems and corrupt
governments. Michel laments that, despite this being one of the international most
important concern, information on illicit drugs and supply is limited and obscured by its
very illegality (Mitchel 2003).
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