Drugs

Five tips to stay away from drugs during the holidays

CADAM recognizes that some Nigerians will choose to consume alcohol, cannabis or other drugs while celebrating the holiday season and the New Year. While your safest option is to not consume these substances at all, you can prevent the risk of potential harms by understanding the health and safety risks. Below are tips to prevent …

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Reversing the trend of drug addiction in Nigeria

Law enforcement agency and other stakeholders have shown concern about reversing the trend of the UN’s record on drug abuse which says some 35 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders. The 2019 World Drug Report provides a global overview of the supply and demand of opiates, cocaine, cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants and New Psychoactive …

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Health Officials warn against self medication as Nigeria reports cases of chloroquine poisoning

Nigeria reported two cases of chloroquine poisoning after U.S. President Donald Trump praised the anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus. Health officials are warning Nigerians against self-medicating after demand for the drug surged in Lagos, a city that’s home to 20 million people. Two people were hospitalized in Lagos for chloroquine overdoses, …

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Six suspects arrested in FCT for peddling cocaine, rohypnol

Six suspects dealing in cocaine and rohypnol in the Federal Capital Territory have been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team. Cocaine weighing about 15 grams and 300 sachets of rohypnol (popularly called refnol) were said to have been recovered from them. The suspects – Jide Akinsanya, 37; Johnson Uche, 45; …

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Smoking weed raises risk of Covid-19 complications – Experts

If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “What happens to your airways when you smoke cannabis is that it causes some degree …

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How drug abuse is managed in Seychelles, world’s heroin capital

The island paradise of Seychelles is suffering from a drug epidemic of huge proportions. Known for its coral reefs, mangroves and white sandy beaches, 360,000 tourists travel to the Indian Ocean archipelago each year for a holiday of a lifetime. But looking beyond the private islands, the boutique resorts and high-end restaurants, the small nation is …

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Legal marijuana has led to increased use, risk for abuse -Report

A new study has discovered that rates of marijuana use and addiction have gone up in American states that have recently legalized the drug. The problem was most severe for those over age of 26, with cases of addiction rising by a third. The findings has complicated the debate around legalization. In a new study, …

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Drug Addiction/Abuse – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the physical signs of abuse or addiction? The physical signs of abuse or addiction can vary depending on the person and the drug being abused. For example, someone who abuses marijuana may have a chronic cough or worsening of asthmatic symptoms. Each drug has short-term and long-term physical effects. Stimulants like cocaine increase …

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