Codeine Syrup Ban Not Enough - Let's Examine Addiction's Roots

Apparently, most young boys and women cause a scene at the pharmacy when they're asked for a doctor's prescription - they get nasty and violent, to the point of trying to fight the attendant. The addicts cut across social lines, tribes and religions, including the elites and the powerful in the society, writes columnist Roses Moses for The Vanguard.

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Reports say Nigerian youths now use codeine cough syrup, just like cocaine, heroin or any other hard drug, to get "high".


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