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Tales from a rehabilitation centre.

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By Ovundah Nyeche.
Few days ago, I walked with one of my mentors a Professor of Psychological Medicine into a drug rehabilitation centre as the clients of the centre were having a group therapy.
 
As I sat in the midst of the young men, who years ago had the world at their feet, but at that moment were still undergoing their treatment with different tales of regrets and broken dreams, it was obvious a lot of work has to be done on sounding the alarm on the dangers of drug abuse.
 
Unsurprisingly, all the clients started taking drugs or other substances on one day and started with a quantity they could tolerate and soon these substances turned to their gods as they could not do without them.
 
Just listen to some of the words spoken by these clients.
 
“I used cannabis to lift my spirit”.
 
“Sometimes I hear voices telling me to take cannabis”.
 
“I had a great future ahead of me, I was abroad but due to d drug abuse I was brought back”.
 
“I had a good memory, but right now, I am having problems understanding things, how can I help myself?”.
 
“I left a lucrative course abroad,due to smoking of cannabis”.
 
“Me I have made up your mind and I know only God can save me, alcohol has denied me a lot of things, I have made up my mind to abstain and recover all I have lost. Now I do and lead the devotions in the rehab centre”.
 
“I thought there was no big deal in taking palm wine, I did not even mix anything with it, but I found out I could not live without it and that is how I found my self here.”
As they spoke, I heard the lead psychologist say ” You should have faith in something bigger than you”
 
They are currently winning their battles over these substances, for some, they were pushed into this by bad friends, for some to feel high, for some for dutch courage. But somehow these substances soon overpowered them and they began to get involved in things they normally would not do and their behaviours suddenly changed and their loved ones brought them to start a new lease of live.
 
Are you under one form of addiction or the other? You know someone who is? Where you held bound by substances in the past and you got free? You want to share your experience? You need help? Get in here and join the conversation, help is available.
 
A drug free world we yearn for.
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Seeking for second opinion is not weakness

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Pilate wanted to let Jesus go. So he made an appeal to the crowd again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate spoke to them for the third time. “Why?” he asked. “What wrong has this man done? I have found no reason to have him put to death. So I will just have him whipped and let him go.” But with loud shouts they kept calling for Jesus to be crucified. The people’s shouts won out.

Luke 23:20‭-‬23 NIRV

The e-mob, the online offsprings of their ancestors who cancelled Jesus…the template is same…accuse anyone of anything…accuse a man you can’t get of rape and the mob shouts, ‘crucify him’… and willing accusers show up.

Accuse a pastor of rape and killing a girl in his church and the mob shout, bloooooood, blooood we need blood…it is true…that is where he gets his power from…and willing accusers type on social media…many times things not true.

Accuse a business entity of ‘kurukere’…and come all out…cancel them…they are cancelled…accuse a rich man of doing rituals…and the mob shouts burn, destroy, scatter, steal, kill destroy.

Have a heartbreak, get upset, accuse the alleged heartbreaker of ‘Wu Wu not take it’ …flash his or her number online and tell the mob, feed them with blood…shout bloooooood, shout attack and they all go out…with no evidence, no thought, no critical reasoning, no second opinion and they go for blood…and the cycle continues.

Seeking for second opinion is not weakness… patience is not weakness… temperance is not weakness…mercy is not weakness…it seems it is weakness…until you are in front of the mob…a cockroach in the gathering of chickens.

Ponder on these words

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Blue Tongues may spell danger.

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The tongue sometimes tells a story…

When you go for a party or an outing and you see people’s tongue blue, it is likely a pointer that drinks are laced with Rohypnol.

Rohypnol is a tranquilizer ( drug used to relieve tension and anxiety) which is 10 times more potent than valium.

It some countries it is used as a sleeping pill.

Rohypnol also is abused as a recreational, or “club” drug, often in conjunction with alcohol to provide a high.

It is used in various forms including; crushing the pills and snorting the powder, sprinkling it on weed and smoking it, dissolving it in a drink or injecting it.


It is called in the streets; roofies, date rape, forget me pill amongst other names.



When drinks are laced with Rohypnol, the person who drinks it may not know as it is odourless and tasteless and because it is a strong sedative and also associated with amnesia the victim will not remember what happened, little wonder it is called forget me pill.

It is one of the commonest cause of surprise pregnancies in young people, especially when the only thing they can remember was that they went to a party or visited someone.

Choose your friends wisely and shine your eyes.


Drugs do not pay.


Stay away from drugs!


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Anger, a ‘D’ short of Danger.

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I have seen sweet people turn to incredible hulk with little or no provocation, I have seen people who their anger is like bicycle, ‘e no dey hard to start’…yeah some of them believers too.

I have seen people leave a church program in high spirit, blessed and inspired and boom minutes later fight violently with other people, for almost no reason at all…I have seen people turn red with little or no provocation.

I have seen people have their weddings called off because of misplaced outbursts of anger publicly exposed due to the planning stress. I have seen brethren turn their wives to punching and kicking bags and I have seen wives turn their husbands to punching and scratching bags.

And many time help is closer than many people think.

It is good to pray and fast, make up and make decisions to change, but when it
‘Told in Gath, Proclaimed in the streets of Ashkelon— and the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, and the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph’ that you are an atomic bomb looking for where and on whom to explode, it is vital to seek help quickly.

Fortunately help is available, as you pray and fast, it is not unscriptural to seek medical help…to seek Psychiatric help…to begin cognitive behavioral therapy and medications where necessary.

Mental health issues are not wished away, or watered down by ice cream, a new bag, a gift, a hug or make up sex, alcohol or recreational drugs.

Seek help, before you destroy important pillars in your life.

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