Chief Shegun Olagundoye who is a US based healthcare facility entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Kinghaven Counseling Group Inc, has counseled Nigerian youths to shun substance abuse in order to live a decent life and to avoid costly medical treatment that illicit drugs intake often result to.
In a recent online chat with some Nigerian journalists, Olagundoye said:
“ We need to consistently counsel our youth both at home and in the Diaspora to leave illicit drugs free life. They need to shun substance abuse. They should resist the peer pressure that will ultimately turn them to addicts and then derail their dreams. Some of these drugs are so highly addictive, that one gets hooked after first try.”
He also went on to say, “The best thing that can happen to a young person is to be free of these illicit drugs. It’s better not to start at all. Our experience as a Mental Health facility has taught us that we should ensure that a youngster does not start doing drugs at all, rather than counseling him out of it.,”
On his plan for Nigerian youth at home, Chief Olagundoye said: “Our plan, is to extend our services to Nigeria in the near future working with existing Mental Health facilities here. Our youths, including those who are already addicted to illicit drugs, we need to bring them back to their normal life, we need to restore them to total health.
He went further to state that, Kinghaven Counseling offers Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) designed specifically to meet the needs of working adults and adolescents in schools.
Their team of mental healthcare experts work closely with patients and their families in confidential settings to provide the corrective diagnose and appropriate medications for patients’ recovery process and mental wellness.
Olagundoye said his aspiration is to profoundly and positively affect the lives of the youth and work at ensuring that they live a healthy, fulfilled and rewarding life.
No wonder, Kinghaven has, as its pay off, building the bridge of hope for youth and their families. A truly worthy aspiration.