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Feature - Nigeria's Tramadol Crisis
Emin Ozmen
Nigeria is currently experiencing an opioid addiction crisis - millions of citizens are addicted to Tramadol, a legal but highly addictive synthetic opioid. Though not as potent as heroin or morphine, it’s readily available so is an easy choice for users. Due to Tramadol’s comparatively mild effects, addicts typically combine it with alcohol, marijuana, codeine, and/or Rohypnol.

Though Tramadol users come from all segments of Nigerian society, it is especially popular with young workers and students. Since the drug permanently effects users’ memory, recovering youngsters are unable to return to...

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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2018. Conveyor man rests in front of the wholesale...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Street drug dealers stand near their...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2018. Local pharmacist Elias tells how people...
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NIGERIA. Lagos. 2018. Jane, 25, is a prostitute. She is addicted...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Usman, a dealer who sells drugs to...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Street drug dealers stand near their...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Street drug dealers stand near their...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Street drug dealers smoke near their...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Usman poses near the wall, he is a...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Internally displaced children stand...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Internally displaced people pray near...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Internally displaced children play...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Internally displaced children produce...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Internally displaced children stand...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Ali Bukar, 40, he was arrested by Boko...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Ali Bukar, 40, he was arrested by Boko...
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NIGERIA. Maiduguri. 2018. Tramadol addicts vigilantes pose in...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Aysha, 25, she is having sex with any men...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Memunotu, 25, she is having sex with any...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Patients sit in a corridor in Jos NDLEA (National...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Naomi Musa, co-director of Jos NDLEA (National...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Dr Haa Kevin Terry poses in his office in...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Patient files seen in the archive of Jos...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Desmond Danjula, 28 years old, lays down...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Ichen 21 years old, sits in his room in Jos...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Rabiu 27, sits on his bed in Jos NDLEA (National...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. A drug addict patient sleeps on his bed in...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. One of the drug addict patient seen chained...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Photos seen pasted on the wall of the patients...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. A patient sits at the garden of Vom Juth...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. A patient sits alone in the garden of Jos...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. A man walks in a corridor of Vom Juth Cocin...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Patient's families dry clothes in the garden...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. A patient lays down alone in her room Juth...
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NIGERIA. Jos. 2018. Ibien Ogen (27) poses in Quintessential rehabilitation...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. A man reads newspaper in Lagos street of...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. People play billiards at Lagos street in...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. Mc Israel is 40 years old. ' I started...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. Adams Jubril is 26 years old, he works...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. People walk on the rocks near Tora-Bora...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. People walk on the rocks near Tora-Bora...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. A view of Tora-Bora.
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. A young drug seller sleeps in a makeshift...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. Detail of syrup bottles which drug sellers...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. Drug sellers prepare a selling bag in a...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. Drug sellers smoke cannabis in a makeshift...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. Drug sellers sit under a tree in the place...
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NIGERIA. Abuja. 2018. A drug seller poses with a pockets of cannabis...
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