Monday's edition of the Late Afternoon Show was an eye opener as I met Nii and Pious who were both recovering form different levels of drug and alcohol addiction and their stories brought tears to my eyes. Here is Pious' story.
I used to consume a crate of alcohol a day- Alcohol Addict confesses to Berla Mundi
After remaining sober for 6 months, a former alcohol addict has finally opened up on his past life on The Late Afternoon Show with Berla Mundi. The young man referred to as Pious during the interview disclosed that due to his addiction to alcohol, he used to consume a crate of alcohol daily. Asked if it had any effect on him, he answered in the negative saying that his system had become accustomed to the feeling of drunkenness. Speaking on how it started, he disclosed he began drinking out of curiosity in primary school when his mother used to send him to buy her some Pito. His drinking habits worsened in secondary school as he found smart ways of sneaking alcohol into his dormitory. This habit continued even at the tertiary level and it affected him so badly. The real reason for his reliance on alcohol? He caught his woman in bed with his best friend. He has suffered physically and emotionally for over 10 years due to addiction.Pious however discovered the House of St. Francis Clinic and Rehab Centre in Ashiaman and is currently undergoing treatment.
Then I spoke to Nii................
I became a weed and cocaine addict from age 16- Young man confesses to Berla Mundi on The Late Afternoon Show
A young man has confessed to being a weed and cocaine addict from age 16. Speaking to Berla Mundi on the Late Afternoon Show, Nii who is undergoing treatment for drug addiction revealed how he started smoking cigarettes from age 10 after seeing his father smoking at home. He added that after smoking cigarettes for about 6 years, he got introduced to marijuana and eventually cocaine at age 21 and has struggled with addiction since.He further disclosed that he was struggling with esteem issues, hence his dependence on drugs even without his parents’ knowledge. Speaking on how he got access to the drug which he eventually began selling, Nii openly mentioned that drugs were sold in every corner of the street and anyone could get access to it once introduced to the right person.He also added that he sold the drugs to minsters, students and just anyone who was interested in buying and he sold a gram for about GHC200.Sadly, Nii could not complete his degree at the university due to drugs and has advised young people to desist from it as its a bad habit that could result in the destruction of lives. He’s been undergoing treatment at the House of St. Francis Clinic and Rehab Centre in Ashiaman.
Now meet Elorm The Zionist (above). She is now an Evangelist but she also struggled with drug, alcohol and sex addiction for many years, leading to her being deported from the UK, a divorce and more. If you missed the episode, watch it below.
The Late Afternoon Show hosted by Berla Mundi ushers in a new era of talk show which delves into social issues, real life stories and lifestyle from the point of the young, fun and vibrant adult. With a mixed bag of everything that is discussed among the new generation, the show tends to identify with the emotions of people whiles seeking to answer often asked questions on health, wealth, fashion, cuisine, entertainment and more. Each episode tackles a specific theme and topic with experts, personalities or celebrities coming in to share peculiar and outstanding stories about themselves and others in order to inspire, advice and inform viewers. The idea is to have a show that borders on all aspects of life to cater for various age brackets depending on their mood and interest.
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