Cannabis, cocaine, drug use in Burundi is increasing, and young people are currently the most affected.
This has an impact on the country and on the members of their families. According to specialists, the causes of this behavior are multiple with disastrous consequences.
« We can classify them into three categories: causes linked to the individual, linked to the family, causes linked to society. For causes linked to the family, currently, there is a lack of communication », declared Doctor Raïssa Ihorimbere, doctor at the Center for intoxication and psychosocial support in Kamenge, north of Bujumbura.
Drug use affects not only young people, but also adults. According to Albert Mbonerane, initiator of the poisoning center, the latter give themselves above all to the excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages.
To try to stem this scourge, a center for intoxication and psychosocial support, the first of its kind in Burundi, opened its doors in November 2019.