5 Deadly Effects of Codeine Abuse to the body

With the resent ban on the use and importation of codeine cough syrup by Nigeria government, addicts result to paying huge sums to illegal dealers while some result to other means of getting high like smoking of grey hair and scorpions.

Most codeine users make do of a codeine-based cough syrup. Some of the street names addicts use for codeine includes cough syrup, schoolboy, slow mood etc.

Based on the fact that codeine is less regulated than some opiates considered to be more dangerous (such as morphine and Oxycontin), getting and abusing it is relatively easy even with the ban on importation.

Though less potent, codeine provides effects that are similar to morphine.

The Effects Of Codeine includes:

  • Codeine runs a high risk of it’s users developing a tolerance and eventually dependence on it (Addiction)
  • Euphoria
  • Apathy
  • Drowsiness
  • Respiratory failure
  • In large enough doses, codeine may even be fatal

Many people uses codeine to relieve a legitimate condition, it is frequently abused as tolerance develops. Many codeine users begin to turn to the drug to cope with all of their physical pain as well as emotional pain. If you or someone you care about is struggling with Codeine Addiction, get help today from us at Vanguard Against Drug Abuse #VGADA


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