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:
Drowsiness & Diziness
Increase in amount of time sleeping
Nausea and Vomiting
Hypotension (low blood pressure )
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.