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Lagos to charge N100,000 fine, one year imprisonment for driving under influence of alcohol, drugs

The Lagos state’s commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu, has spoken of tougher traffic rules that will bring sanity to Lagos roads. He has listed 80 offences if violated would attract heavy fines and various terms of imprisonment. He mentioned that it would be difficult for offenders to go Scot free as inter-agency collaboration of all …

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2019 World Aids Day: Any link between Drugs & HIV?

Today is World Aids Day, The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”. World AIDS Day offers an important platform to highlight the role of communities at a time when reduced funding and a shrinking space for civil society are putting the sustainability of services and advocacy efforts in jeopardy. …

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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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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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Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Unfortunately, the negative effects of drug addiction withdrawal are often cited as critical barriers to successful treatment. Ongoing exposure to prescribed or illicit drugs can quickly escalate from developing a tolerance to a dependency to an addiction. Drugs impact the brain and body in varied ways, but abused substances all have negative impacts on how …

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