Kagarama S.S students talk about drug abuse

“Some kids who use drugs claim that drugs make them feel good because they are a way to relieve themselves from the stress of school, problems at home, disagreements with friends, and other pressures of growing up.
Top row (L-R): Caroline Mwine, Josephine Tumukunde, Denis Agaba.   Bottom row (L-R): Eddy Tumwebaze, D. Paul. Hakizimana, Stuart.F. Tumukunde
Top row (L-R): Caroline Mwine, Josephine Tumukunde, Denis Agaba. Bottom row (L-R): Eddy Tumwebaze, D. Paul. Hakizimana, Stuart.F. Tumukunde

“Some kids who use drugs claim that drugs make them feel good because they are a way to relieve themselves from the stress of school, problems at home, disagreements with friends, and other pressures of growing up. But I don’t think it’s a good idea to try and solve one problem by creating another.”

Caroline Mwine

“If you or someone you care about has a drug problem, talk to them about it and encourage them to get help.” -

Josephine Tumukunde

“Though drug abuse is not a problem at our school, my advice to fellow young people is that ‘The best defense is a good offense’. When it comes to drug abuse and addiction, prevention is better than treatment.” 

Denis Agaba

“Sometimes it takes too long for parents and teachers to know that their children (mostly those in boarding schools) use drugs. This leaves us (students) who spend more time with them to take up the task of helping and advising them. Sometimes it’s hard, so the better way is to report them to teachers or their parents.”

Eddy Tumwebaze

“For most teens, parents are probably the last people they want to ask for help. However, I would say that that is not the case because parents care about you and they do understand us. If you have a drug problem, you should turn to them, they will help you to find a way of getting over it, and they will support and guide you through recovery. Teens with drug problem should try and seek help as soon as they can.” -

D. Paul. Hakizimana

“Although teachers have a vital role to play when it comes to curbing drug abuse in schools, we shouldn’t leave this task to them alone. If we all (students, teachers and parents) join hands together we can reduce drug abuse cases in our schools.” -

Stuart.F. Tumukunde

“Most teens don’t think that they will become addicted, and simply use drugs or alcohol to have a good time and be more like their friends. My advice to them is to choose friends wisely because your friends are more likely to influence the way you behave. If you hang out with kids who love to pray, you will be drawn to praying, if go out with those who drink alcohol, you will drink alcohol.” -

Nshemire Janet

 

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