in a bid to evade the burden of joblessness and frustrating lifestyle, some young people treat themselves to celestial ecstasy by consuming Crystalline.
Metamphetamine generally nicknamed in Igbo dialect as Mkpulu-mmiri. Apparently, it is difficult to understand why these young persons’ chose the road to hell in search of happiness. In all cases, these substances are dangerous to health as they could damage some body organs.
All of these compounds pose a threat to health because they have the potential to harm organs within the body. Such explanations, on the other hand, frequently fall on deaf ears because what has taken place in the environment of these young people is a constant intake of substances to make them feel euphoric and cheerful.
In the case of some young people, the presumption that they have a problem with attitude management is best expressed by their definitional character. Because of this, being unemployed is considered as an excuse to engage in drug use. Whether it’s an addiction or a multiplier of extra happiness, it’s hard to deny.
Most young people’s futures have been jeopardized since the harmful Mkpulu-Mmiri drug was put on the market. Since the government’s promised reforms remain in a state of permanent denial, they’ve found a new way of life in narcotics. People involved in the Mkpulu-Mmiri consuming consider themselves as myths or heroes in a certain sense. As a result, they take great satisfaction in their newfound irrationality and their ability to be restless and adventurous while also slowly destroying themselves as time passes.
As a stimulant, Crystal Methamphetamine (also known as “Mkpuru Mmiri”) affects the central nervous system and other parts of the body. Molecular structure is similar to Amphetamine, a drug used to treat ADHD and Narcolepsy, a sleep disease, in terms of chemical composition. Glass fragments or sparkling shards of glass with bluish-white boulders mimic it in appearance. Snorting or sniffing methamphetamine or injecting the powder that has been dissolved in water or alcohol are some of the more common ways of ingesting Mkpuru Mmiri.
The drug’s “high” is short-lived, so people who abuse it do so in a “run and crash” cycle, skipping meals and sleeping as they take multiple dosages every few hours for days at a time.
Mkuru Mmiri/Methamphetamine increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, a naturally occurring chemical. Physical activity, motivation, and rewarding behavior are all influenced by the neurotransmitter dopamine. Taking drugs is made easier by the brain’s reward centers being flooded with dopamine from a substance or drug. As a result, the user is more likely to want to repeat the experience in the future.
This drug has a lot of power and costs next to nothing. Pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter cold medicine ingredient, is an easy over-the-counter ingredient that can be manufactured in small laboratories.
Even modest doses of methamphetamine can have comparable detrimental effects on health as other stimulants like cocaine or amphetamines. One or more of these symptoms may include rapid breathing and an increased irregular heart rate, as well as symptoms such as increased wakefulness or difficulty sleeping, elevated blood pressure and fever, heart attack, restlessness, or a decreased appetite.
It is said that unemployment has exposed some young people to embrace substance consumption as well as become politicians ‘beck and call’ as political thugs or join groups associated with violence. The insecurity turbulence in the country from Boko Haram, banditry, kidnappers and the unknown gunmen who unleash terror and misery on the citizens is fuelled by recruiting vulnerable youth.
The insecurity turbulence in the country from Boko Haram, banditry, kidnappers and the unknown gunmen who unleash terror and misery on the citizens is fuelled by recruiting vulnerable youth. There is no gainsaying that drug addiction among young people might continue to get worse as long as unemployment persists in the country. Therefore, it is optimistic to expect a sudden reduction in drug-related abuse among young people if our leaders have the political will to do the right thing. Really, good intentions or good plans have never been in short supply in the government circle. Indeed, those have always been constant like the northern star.
They are the future leaders all right, no one can deny them the pleasure of that assumption. But nothing comes on a platter of gold; one needs to work hard to attain any goal in life. Many went to high school; some dropped out or never had the privilege of being in the four walls of a classroom. Some have lost or are losing faith in themselves and the government.
As was to be expected, under a portrait of youthful exuberance, I must confess that there is no prospect in the tales surrounding the youth today.
Nigeria’s youth can be amazing just as they can always be counted on to do the right thing. But oftentimes, they hit the news headlines for the wrong reasons. Regrettably, such wrong impression thereafter continues to rob mud on the majority among them with good intensions even as it questions the integrity of those doing exploits around the world. There has been in circulation on social media of some unimaginable display of nuisance by youth. It is quite unfortunate that the energy that will power Nigeria into a prosperous future is now under the influence of drugs.
Irrespective of the poor handling of youth affairs, the government with certain confidence and adulation thumbs its chest affirming it has done its best for the masses. Therefore, it does not bother the political leaders that Nigeria’s youth are increasing in great numbers daily in the unemployment market. What seems to disturb well-meaning Nigerians is that so many young people have wasted decades in search of jobs after graduation from higher institutions. Following this disappointment, some young people who kept their cards of woe close to their chest stepped over the line in trying to find excitement to keep body and soul in one piece.
Of late, in a bid to evade the burden of joblessness and frustrating lifestyle, some young people treat themselves to celestial ecstasy by consuming Crystalline, Metamphetamine generally nicknamed in Igbo dialect as Mkpulu-mmiri. Apparently, it is difficult to understand why these young persons’ chose the road to hell in search of happiness. In all cases, these substances are dangerous to health as they could damage some body organs. But such explanations usually fall on deaf ears evidently because what has happened in the world of these youth is the relentless intake of substance to make them feel high and happy. The definitional character of some youth perhaps best captured the assumption that they have an attitude management problem. Hence, being jobless is seen as a license to take substances.
Call it an addiction or the multiplication of extra happiness. Ever since the dangerous Mkpulu-Mmiri substance hit the market, the lives of most youth have been trapped. They now ‘enjoy’ a new life in drugs since the promised change agenda of the government remains secluded in perpetual denial. In a way, the central character of those involved in the Mkpulu-Mmiri consumption twists around seeing themselves as myth or heroes. They, therefore, take pride in their newfound insanity nature for being restless, adventurous but unknowingly killing themselves gradually as the clock ticks.
The point must be noted that Mkpulu-Mmiri is not the first drug issue that usually encounters Nigeria’s youth as they set forth at dawn in their young life. Indeed, drug-related issues do not die completely, they only fade away for a while only to resurface in another form or dimension. At one time or the other, drug abuse orbits around Indian hemp, cocaine, Tramadol, heroin, codeine among others as the order of the day. Of course, the above-mentioned substances still cause havoc in society today. Obviously, what drug addicts did not know is that Mkpulu-Mmiri or any hard drugs at their disposal do not offer complete happiness. Instead, it increases the challenge of serious mental issues among young people in society.
As a result of being out of work, it is claimed that some young people have been exposed to substance abuse, political thugs, or violent gangs. Recruitment of vulnerable young people by Boko Haram and other insurgent groups is fueling the country’s ongoing instability upheaval. Drug abuse among young people will almost certainly worsen as long as the country’s unemployment rate remains high. As a result, if our political leaders have the political will to do the right thing, we should expect a sudden decrease in drug abuse among young people. Among fact, there has never been a shortage of good intentions or decent plans in the government’s inner circle. They have always held true, like the northern light. The illusive factor has always been the ability to maintain the mental fortitude necessary to see the voyage through to completion. It’s disgraceful to watch government plans flip mid-flight. There went with the wind the Ajaokuta steel dream as well as automobile plants like the Volkswagen assembly plant in Lagos, the Peugeot assembly plant in Kaduna, and the textile industry in Kano. All of them, unfortunately, were neglected or deprived of resources as a result of the government’s lack of vision.
In addition, the education sector’s tale is much more depressing. There has been no significant improvement in education quality or access as a result of the government’s ambition to build additional tertiary institutions and encourage the growth of private ones. In spite of this, it is revolting that there is no thought given to where or how these institutions’ products would be used to keep young people from increasing the workforce. There are countries where the welfare of the young population is a high priority for the government, and they will do all they can to ensure that their children are well cared for. Because of the policy mismatch and lack of an enabling environment for young people, the government must take action.
The drug challenge among young people in society is an ominous sign of things to come. Although salvation may be at hand, a deeper look into the lapses reveals government failure to serve the people well with all the resources at their disposal. Therefore, the government needs to sit up and make sacrifices in the interest of the people. More so, young people should shun and desist from drug-related activities and direct their energy and time on fruitful ventures. The negative actions of young people evidently align with the saying that, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. This is the context in which the youth surge into being addicted to consuming the poisonous fruit of speculative happiness Mkpulu-Mmiri.