Feature - Nigeria's Tramadol Crisis
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...