A young man (name withheld) who is struggling to halt his habit of smoking marijuana popularly as wee has disclosed what led him to the act.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the young man said he took to the habit because of his sexual weakness.
According to him, he was advised by a friend to smoke weed because it was effective for men who were suffering from sexual weakness.
The man told the host his wife nearly left him because she was not satisfied with his performance in bed.
“My wife was always fighting with me but I was unaware of the reasons behind the fights. so I gathered the courage to confront her one day and she opened up to me saying it was due to my sexual weakness. She told me she was not enjoying the sex we had because I was unable to last longer. I was disturbed about what she told me. I confronted a friend who introduced me to the smoking of weed. My friend told me it was effective and will improve my sexual performance. I tried it and it worked for me.”
He continued: “my wife became happy and was enjoying my sexual performance. So I was addicted to the drug for a long time.”
He said he decided to put a stop to the habit but after he stopped, he started encountering his sexual weakness again.
He disclosed the wife has left him because she started complaining of his condition again.
He was sharing his story as part of efforts by Rainbow Radio to raise awareness about drug use ahead of the World Drugs Day which is marked across the globe every year on June 26.
By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
Supported each year by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world, this global observance aims to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society.
This year’s theme highlights that justice and health are two sides of the same coin when it comes to addressing drug problems.
Effective responses to the world drug problem require inclusive and accountable institutions of criminal justice, health, and social services to work hand in hand to provide integrated solutions, in line with the international drug control conventions, human rights obligations and the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNODC encourages individuals, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and the Member States to get involved in its social media campaign to mark this day and invites them to draw on the resources provided in the social media campaign package.