The present issue of the Bulletin (vol. LXII, 2019), whose guest editor is Isidore Obot, professor of Psychology, University of Uyo, and Director of the Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse, Uyo, Nigeria, is focused on the topic of drugs in the Nigerian population.
It comprises nine articles that provide important insights into the availability of drugs and their use, consequences and policy implications to address the issue of drugs in Nigeria effectively.
- Drugs in the Nigerian population: availability, use, consequences and policy implications, Isidore S. Obot
- Socioeconomic context of cannabis cultivation and trafficking in selected Nigerian communities, Gboyega E. Abikoye, Dennis O. Edewor, Demain B. Sunday, Olukayode Abayomi, Isidore S. Obot and Ediomo-Ubong Nelson
- Tracking opiate routes in Nigeria: identifying trafficking routes through dealers and users of tramadol and codeine, Micheal O. Ezenwa, Tochukwu C. Orjiakor, Michael C. Ukwuma, Henry I.Oraetue, Eze N.Ude and Tochukwu Nweze
- Prevalence and pattern of substance use among internally displaced persons in north-central Nigeria, Kurkat Maigida and Abraham Hassan
- Prevalence of non-medical use of opioids among market women in Ibadan, Nigeria, B.O. Olley, O.W. Odeigah, S.O. Kolawole and H. Mohammed
- Factors influencing treatment-seeking behaviour among persons with drug use disorders, Abayomi O., Alatishe, A.T., Oladele O. and Opadola O
- Access to treatment in drop-in centres by female drug users in southern Nigeria, Gloria A. Akpabio, Esther G. Essien, Mfon E. Ineme, Nsidibe Francis and Isidore.Obot
- Alternative treatment and therapies for drug addiction in Nigeria, Nkereuwem W.Ebiti and Joseph O.Ike
- Adjudicatory control of narcotic and psychotropic drugs in Nigeria, Elijah O. Okebukola