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Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by PublicHealthNig: 7:38pm On Mar 25
Top 10 Drugs and Substances Abused By Nigerians

Drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others. It is also the inappropriate use of substances including alcohol, prescription medication, illegal drugs for purposes such as pleasure, to feel or perform better in certain situations, or to change one’s perception of reality. It is estimated that the average annual retail cost of psychotropic substances in Nigeria is more than USD $15,000, while alcoholic beverages, aside from spirit, generate more than USD $30,000 from sales to a consumer population of about 30 to 35 million people.

There is practically no major city in Nigeria that does not have hide outs or joints or clubs or ram-shackles where young Nigerians gather to buy or use drugs of different descriptions to feel good. However, Northern Nigeria appear to be the worst hit as young people especially girls and young women have latched unto illicit substances in the quest for cloud nine .

A survey conducted by Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Center for Research and Information on Substance Abuse with technical support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and funding from the European Union reported that the highest levels of drug use was recorded among young Nigerians between the ages of 25 to 39, with cannabis being the most widely used drug.

Health Complications

Drug and alcohol use impacts nearly every part of your body from your heart to your bowels. Substance abuse can lead to abnormal heart rates and heart attacks, and injecting drugs can result in collapsed veins and infections in your heart valves. Some drugs can also stop your bones from growing properly, while others result in severe muscle cramping and general weakness. Using drugs over a long period of time will also eventually damage your kidneys and your liver.

Infections

When you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may forget to engage in safe sex practices. Having unprotected sex increases your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Sharing the needles used to inject certain drugs can give you diseases like hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV. You can also spread common colds, the flu, and mono from sharing pipes and bongs.

Legal Consequences

Drug and alcohol abuse not only has negative effects on your health but can also have legal consequences that you’ll have to deal with for the rest of your life. Many employers require that you take a drug test before offering you a job—many of them even conduct random drug tests even after you become an employee. Refusing to give up drugs could end up making you unemployed, which comes with even more issues.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can lead to a suspended driver’s license, usually for 6 months to 2 years. You’ll also need to pay heavy fines and may even spend some time in jail.

Financial Problems

Drugs and alcohol are expensive, especially when you’re using a lot and constantly. Substance abuse also impacts your productivity and success at work and in school. The time spent searching for, using and recuperating from drugs can be better spent learning new skills to advance your career.

The legal issues tied to drug use will increase your bills as well. Your car and health insurance rates may increase and you will have to find a way to pay for arrest warrants, DUIs, and legal counsel.

Injuries and Death

If you use drugs and alcohol, you’re more likely to experience physical injury or be involved in car accidents. Even worse, you also have an increased risk of death through both suicide and homicide.

These drug-related deaths are on the rise, doubling since the early 1980s. Alcohol specifically results in 5.2 million accidental injuries and 1.8 million deaths each year. It’s estimated that 1 out of every 4 deaths is caused by drugs and alcohol, according to the World Health Organization.

Top 10 Drugs Killing Youths In Nigeria


1 Marijuana - Also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and a vast number of other slang terms

2 Cough syrups – Both codeine and non codeine based cough syrup

3 Solvent – Cold patch & solution or various types

4 Tramadol – 50mg, 100mg and 200 mg

5 Sedatives – Benzodiazepines and others

6 Cocaine

7 Heroine

8 Feaces of lizard

9 Ammonia sniff from toilet and septic tank (soak away)

10 Used sanitary pads

For More Useful Information of Drug abuse and Sexual health VISIT
https://www.publichealth.com.ng/drug-abuse-see-the-top-10-drugs-and-substances-killing-young-nigerians/

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by femy080: 7:50pm On Mar 25
Ok
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by bankyblue(m): 8:22pm On Mar 25
Na wa o. People they sniff thing! Sock away ke

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by MrNipplesLover(m): 8:47pm On Mar 25
na that No. 8 dey crack me up anytime I read, or hear about it. grin grin grin


like, how can a sane human go sniff lizard shittt for fcckk sake? grin grin


abeg, what colour is lizard shiiit?

cos I never see am before.

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Kusherman: 12:12pm On Mar 26
Weed is life man, just smoke good and eat good food you're good to go. The rest no follow

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by maybachmusic(m): 12:12pm On Mar 26
Thank God I have never been attracted to



All these stuff and smoking


undecided

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Kendumazy(m): 12:12pm On Mar 26
Open a Chanel in a soak away and inhaling the odor coming out from that Chanel.

Dried human faece mixed with something then smoke it.

Original gum, there's a way they inhale that too.

Let me stop here. Mheen! Saw a whole lots of rubbish they smoke or inhale those days.
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by sotall(m): 12:13pm On Mar 26
grin grin
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by HerCuteness(f): 12:13pm On Mar 26
PublicHealthNig:
Top 10 Drugs and Substances Abused By Nigerians

Drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others. It is also the inappropriate use of substances including alcohol, prescription medication, illegal drugs for purposes such as pleasure, to feel or perform better in certain situations, or to change one’s perception of reality. It is estimated that the average annual retail cost of psychotropic substances in Nigeria is more than USD $15,000, while alcoholic beverages, aside from spirit, generate more than USD $30,000 from sales to a consumer population of about 30 to 35 million people.

There is practically no major city in Nigeria that does not have hide outs or joints or clubs or ram-shackles where young Nigerians gather to buy or use drugs of different descriptions to feel good. However, Northern Nigeria appear to be the worst hit as young people especially girls and young women have latched unto illicit substances in the quest for cloud nine .

A survey conducted by Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Center for Research and Information on Substance Abuse with technical support from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and funding from the European Union reported that the highest levels of drug use was recorded among young Nigerians between the ages of 25 to 39, with cannabis being the most widely used drug.

Health Complications

Drug and alcohol use impacts nearly every part of your body from your heart to your bowels. Substance abuse can lead to abnormal heart rates and heart attacks, and injecting drugs can result in collapsed veins and infections in your heart valves. Some drugs can also stop your bones from growing properly, while others result in severe muscle cramping and general weakness. Using drugs over a long period of time will also eventually damage your kidneys and your liver.

Infections

When you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may forget to engage in safe sex practices. Having unprotected sex increases your chances of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Sharing the needles used to inject certain drugs can give you diseases like hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and HIV. You can also spread common colds, the flu, and mono from sharing pipes and bongs.

Legal Consequences

Drug and alcohol abuse not only has negative effects on your health but can also have legal consequences that you’ll have to deal with for the rest of your life. Many employers require that you take a drug test before offering you a job—many of them even conduct random drug tests even after you become an employee. Refusing to give up drugs could end up making you unemployed, which comes with even more issues.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can lead to a suspended driver’s license, usually for 6 months to 2 years. You’ll also need to pay heavy fines and may even spend some time in jail.

Financial Problems

Drugs and alcohol are expensive, especially when you’re using a lot and constantly. Substance abuse also impacts your productivity and success at work and in school. The time spent searching for, using and recuperating from drugs can be better spent learning new skills to advance your career.

The legal issues tied to drug use will increase your bills as well. Your car and health insurance rates may increase and you will have to find a way to pay for arrest warrants, DUIs, and legal counsel.

Injuries and Death

If you use drugs and alcohol, you’re more likely to experience physical injury or be involved in car accidents. Even worse, you also have an increased risk of death through both suicide and homicide.

These drug-related deaths are on the rise, doubling since the early 1980s. Alcohol specifically results in 5.2 million accidental injuries and 1.8 million deaths each year. It’s estimated that 1 out of every 4 deaths is caused by drugs and alcohol, according to the World Health Organization.

Top 10 Drugs Killing Youths In Nigeria


1 Marijuana - Also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and a vast number of other slang terms

2 Cough syrups – Both codeine and non codeine based cough syrup

3 Solvent – Cold patch & solution or various types

4 Tramadol – 50mg, 100mg and 200 mg

5 Sedatives – Benzodiazepines and others

6 Cocaine

7 Heroine

8 Feaces of lizard

9 Ammonia sniff from toilet and septic tank (soak away)

10 Used sanitary pads

For More Useful Information of Drug abuse and Sexual health VISIT
https://www.publichealth.com.ng/drug-abuse-see-the-top-10-drugs-and-substances-killing-young-nigerians/
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Robbin7(m): 12:13pm On Mar 26
Hmmmm
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Eliteklaus(m): 12:14pm On Mar 26
Abeg where APC for that list?

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Slimbabe07: 12:14pm On Mar 26
Oga oooo
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by mybestlove(m): 12:14pm On Mar 26
I KEEP SAYING IT AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN:

HARD DRUGS AND DRUG ABUSE WILL DESTROY YOU, PLEASE QUIT.

THEN BUHARI SHOULD HAND OVER TO ATIKU, THAT'S THE PEOPLE'S MANDATE.

ALTHOUGH NIGERIA IS NOT RIPE FOR DEMOCRACY.

IF ONLY WE COULD FIND ONE PATRIOTIC NATIONALIST WHO IS NEITHER ETHNIC NOR RELIGIOUS CENTRIC AND SINCERELY LOVE NIGERIA TO LEAD US, THAT WILL BE BETTER.

SOMEBODY LIKE GHADAFFI OF LYBIA.

IF I MAY ASK, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME CHINA HELD A GENERAL ELECTION? YOU SEE, CHINA HAS HER OWN VERSION OF DEMOCRACY. NOT THIS OUR COPY COPY DEMOCRACY FROM AMERICA.

IMAGINE N250+ BILLION FOR AN ELECTION AND IT WAS ALL A WASTE.

THINK HOW MANY HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, ROADS AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURES THAT AMOUNT COULD BUILD BUT MAHMOOD YAKUBU & CO WASTED IT.

NIGERIA WAKE UP, TIME IS AGAINST US.

Just a concerned Nigerian.

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Biggty(m): 12:14pm On Mar 26
The new one in town is sniffing of boiled used sanitary pad for women

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by OneManLegion(m): 12:14pm On Mar 26
Stupid post!

Weed doesn't kill.

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Pavore9: 12:15pm On Mar 26
Addiction no be small thing nor rehabilitation!
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by candlewax: 12:15pm On Mar 26
I can't find "agbo" on the list

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by mebad(m): 12:15pm On Mar 26
please remove weed from this list

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by boborneyor(m): 12:16pm On Mar 26
Igbe Alangba shocked ....Lobatan!

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by ruffhandu: 12:17pm On Mar 26
hmnn
Did I see well? I mean no.8 and no.10. You don't mean it. Anyway, people get high on a lot of things, even money, hunger, poverty, bad governance, power, etc, especially in Nigeria.

But seriously, for no.8, how is it administered? I am sure no.10 involves just sniffing.

Hardship + Ignorance= another level of highness and stupidity. Ask that former Senegalese president who is now a pauper.

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by highcollide: 12:17pm On Mar 26
Since nafdac declared war on illegal drugs, they seem to be losing.


Let us Congratulate DRUGS for defeating nafdac and winning the war on drugs.

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by tyreese33: 12:17pm On Mar 26
Lol @ no 10
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by jericco1(m): 12:17pm On Mar 26
225


no 9 and 10... ah since when?
Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by dheilaw1(m): 12:17pm On Mar 26
maybachmusic:
Thank God I have never been attracted to



All these stuff and smoking


undecided
you wey still Kush scunk yesterday

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by NOC1(m): 12:18pm On Mar 26
Remove weed, natural weed can not affect you unless you mix it up.

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by Oooops: 12:18pm On Mar 26
Soak away? Like inhaling human poo This is fvcked up mhen!!!
Others I understand, but lizzard poo, soak away, Pampers, I can't ever get it.
Thunder fire poverty.
Smoke weed or tk cocaine, its understandable

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by CunnyLinguist: 12:18pm On Mar 26
angry

I was shocked the day i learnt some Northerners put hoses in the soakaway to sniff raw methane from shiit

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Re: Top 10 Drugs And Substances Killing Young Nigerians by puyol005(m): 12:18pm On Mar 26
Lizard poo!

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