Globalization and Illicit Drug Use: A Case Study of North-East Senatorial Zone of Jigawa State, Nigeria
Market liberalization policies brought in by globalization have increased the spread of drugs in rural communities of the Northeast zone of Jigawa State in specific and Nigeria in general. The primary occupation of this zone is agriculture both in the wet season and irrigation type. The study investigates the extent of drug use in these communities and to sensitize the dwellers on the danger of drug abuse. Examines how globalization made foreign drugs accessible to the local people. The study reveals the frequent abuse of Tramadol cigarette and cannabis. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed for data collection. The boom of agricultural business lack of government commitment and ignorance about the adverse effects of drugs intake are the main reasons for drug abuse in the study area.Government should focus attention on the rural communities through provision of basic infrastructural facilities, health care delivery system and improve security to reduce the menace of drug use.