CODEINE ABUSE & ADDICTION SIGNS, EFFECTS & SYMPTOMS

With the recent revelations and reports on the wide spread culture of Codeine abuse in Nigeria, we decided to touch on the topic.

Codeine is a short acting narcotic prescribed by physicians most often used for the treatment of pain relief . Codeine can be highly addictive and provides users with an overall calm and feelings of pleasure (HIGH)
Signs & Symptoms of Codeine abuse manifest in different ways (Physical, Behavioural , and Mood). They include:

Euphoria

Drowsiness & Diziness

Increase in amount of time sleeping
Decreased appetite
Nausea and Vomiting

Hypotension (low blood pressure )

Heart seizures

Anxiety , Mood swings, Depression
Prescription forgery etc.

The effects of Codeine abuse could be long-term damaging and fatal. It can result in mental health issues such as Anxiety & Bipolar disorders, Schizophrenia. Etc.

 

 

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