Some of the direct consequences of drug abuse are as follows:
Violent behaviour and suicidal thoughts
Deaths due to overdose
Effects on unborn children of pregnant drug users
Theft / crime / loss of employment & family breaking down
Spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
Cannabis(Gandia), heroin, sedatives / tranquilizers and buprenorphine are the types of drugs which are mostly abused in Mauritius. It has been reported that even minors are abusing drugs. Synthetic cannabinoids is one of their favourites and as such there is no safe dangerous drug.