The Drug Enforcement Commission, DEC, says Cannabis remains the most abused drug among youths in the country.
DEC Public Relations Officer, John Nyawali, disclosed that the drug is mostly abused by male youths.
Mr Nyawali told ZANIS in Lusaka that the Commission has also established that the combination of alcohol and cannabis was also rampant among youths in selected parts of the country.
He, however, disclosed that the Commission has in the first quarter of this year managed to counsel and rehabilitate about 64 drug addicts.
Mr Nyawali said DEC, through the Drug Demand Reduction Programme, managed to reach out to over 23, 000 people in different parts of the country to sensitise them on the dangers of drug and substance abuse.
He said the commission was impressed with the positive response it was receiving from the public in an effort to address the problem of substance abuse, which he said, posed a serious threat to human health.
Mr. Nyawali said DEC would remain focused at carrying out sensitization programmes aimed at discouraging drug abuse particularly among the youth.