Existing Research on Cocaine/Heroin Production and Distribution and the Effect of Drug Abuse in Nigeria with Signs, Stages and Consequence


Authors : Ezekiel Oluwadamilare Akintona; Fakiyesi Oladapo Babafem

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 8 - August

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Drug abuse, also known as Drug addiction is defined as chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite its harmful consequences. The initial decision of drug taking is voluntary but repeated uses leads to its addiction. Addiction of any form is dangerous. What is even worse is that mostly young children and youth are hit by this, most illicit use of drugs starts at the age of 16- 17 years of age. It starts with merely smoking of cigarettes and gradually drowns the person into the trap of drug abuse. This study was carried out to identify the various causes of Drug Abuse, by determine the extent of damage and identify possible solution to the problem. The study enables one to be aquatinted with the age range of Drug Abusers, the consequences, signs and stages. The major findings of this study are sign and symptoms of drug abuse, various stages of drug abuse, and consequences of drug abuse

Keywords : Cocaine/Heroin, Signs and Symptoms, Stages of Drug Abuse, Consequences of Drug Abuse.

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