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Who remembers this picture??? Lol, this was one of the designs for Booze&Smoke (2016) which held in September – October 2016 in Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria and was published on this blog as the Booze&Smoke series.

I am super, really , very (pardon my qualifiers) excited to announce Booze&Smoke (2017) which will be coming up immediately after the Money series, sometime in July.

This year’s Booze and Smoke will involve talking to senior secondary school students about the medical and psychological effects of substance abuse/ substance use disorder and also to a known community in Lagos, Nigeria.

However, contributions from everywhere and everyone, in all spheres of life will be highly appreciated.

Discussions are very usual on the blog, therefore teaser discussion topic for the series is:

  1. DO YOU THINK EDUCATION, READING TO BE SPECIFIC, CAN CURB SOCIAL VICES (IN THIS CASE, SUBSTANCE USEAGE/ABUSE) AMONG TEENAGERS?
  2. GIVE REASONS FOR YOUR ANSWER TO QUESTION ONE AND PROBABLY SUGGEST ANOTHER POSSIBLE SOLUTION.

 

P.S – Kindly leave your answers on the comment session of this post or send to my mail: kennyandrew@gmail.com or leave a comment on any of our social media accounts (twitter: @thatkennyandrew

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Thanks!

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4 thoughts on “Booze&Smoke 2017

  1. Most definitely education is necessary to curb social vices such as substance abuse which is fast becoming a menace to our society. Impartation of Knowledge of the biopsychosocial effects of substance abuse on an individual, a family unit and our society as a whole is expedient for teenagers in order for them to make sound judgment when faced with such choices. In this Internet age, reading is an important tool for the acquisition of such knowledge and should never be overemphasized.
    Other solutions could be Awareness campaigns, the social media and involvement of religious leaders in battling this problem.

  2. Sure! I think reading is a means by which substance abuse could possibly be curbed among teenagers. This is only possible if the reading culture of teenagers is revived and reanimated. Reading not only educates by giving readers foretaste and foresight of the consequences of their actions if they delve into substance abuse, reading also empowers readers to be advocates of proper substance use. However, the burning questions are: How much do teenagers of today read? What kind of books, articles or literary materials (if any) do teenagers of today digest regularly? Indeed, the gospels of reading and substance abuse must be preached continuously to all nations, the nation of teenagers inclusive.

    No doubt, the approach to curbing substance abuse must be all-inclusive, if it will be effective. Asides encouraging good reading culture, regular talks, expositions, symposia etc would also go a long way in curbing the menace. Such expositions should involve playing videos that better vivify the subject matter. Substance abusers who have turned converts could even be invited to speak during such expositions. Parents should also be educated so that they can in turn, educate their children.

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