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General News of Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Source: Kelly Nii Lartey Mensah

I became a weed and cocaine addict from age 16 - Young man confesses

The Late Afternoon Show host, Berla Mundi with the 16 year old drug addict undergoing treatment play videoThe Late Afternoon Show host, Berla Mundi with the 16 year old drug addict undergoing treatment

A young man has confessed to being a weed and cocaine addict from age 16.

Speaking to Berla Mundi on the Late Afternoon Show, Nii who is undergoing treatment for drug addiction revealed how he started smoking cigarettes from age 10 after seeing his father smoking at home.

He added that after smoking cigarettes for about 6 years, he got introduced to marijuana and eventually cocaine at age 21 and has struggled with addiction since.

He further disclosed that he was struggling with esteem issues, hence his dependence on drugs even without his parents’ knowledge. He said he got access to the drug which he eventually began selling, Nii openly mentioned that drugs were sold in every corner of the street and anyone could get access to it once introduced to the right person.

He also added that he sold the drugs to ministers, students and just anyone who was interested in buying and he sold a gram for about GHC200.

Sadly, Nii could not complete his degree at the university due to drugs and has advised young people to desist from it as it’s a bad habit that could result in the destruction of lives. He’s been undergoing treatment at the House of St. Francis Clinic and Rehab Centre in Ashiaman.

The Late Afternoon Show hosted by Berla Mundi ushers in a new era of a talk show which delves into social issues, real-life stories and lifestyle from the point of the young, fun and vibrant adult.

With a mixed bag of everything that is discussed among the new generation, the show tends to identify with the emotions of people whiles seeking to answer often asked questions on health, wealth, fashion, cuisine, entertainment and more.

Each episode tackles a specific theme and topic with experts, personalities or celebrities coming in to share peculiar and outstanding stories about themselves and others in order to inspire, advice and inform viewers.

The idea is to have a show that borders on all aspects of life to cater for various age brackets depending on their mood and interest.

The Late Afternoon Show runs every Monday and Friday at 5 pm on GHOne TV and DSTV CH 361.

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