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What can be done about drug abuse?

This is part two of a post on the War on Drugs; read part one on why the underlying economics of the current War on Drugs dooms it for failure here: … 1,985 more words

Codeine Abuse in Northern Nigeria: A wakeup call

A problem that has assumed a very serious dimension in recent years is the abuse of codeine containing cough syrups in Nigeria. To give you an idea how bad the situation has become, in 2015, the NDLEA reported that 2,205 people were arrested for drug related abuse in NorthWestern Nigeria. 1,529 more words

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Wilson, the Low Leaper

Trauma has isolated me from much of the world. Maybe this is what it feels like to come home from war. I wouldn’t know. I’ve never been to a war, or at least not in the traditional sense, and I suppose like me, folks who have are isolated as well. 1,089 more words

As Prince's Health Waned, Alarm Grew in Inner Circle

Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday. 961 more words

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Drug Usage to overcome emotional damage.

Drugs vs Emotions

As a former drug user, I’ve come to the realization that my drug use stemmed mostly out of being unable to control my emotions. 1,071 more words

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Early this year, Nigerian artiste, Olamide released a song titled ‘Science Student’. The song was trailed by a lot of controversies from music lovers across the country due to its subtle allusion to the use of illegal drugs.

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Tackling the Opioid Epidemic From Behind the Counter

BY NEEL SWAMY

For Susan DeVuyst-Miller, a clinical pharmacist at Cherry Health, Heart of the City Health Center and professor at the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, treating patients across a wide spectrum of conditions—from cardiovascular disease to chronic pain to schizophrenia—involves more than simply dispensing and dosing out medications. 1,213 more words

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