It has not been scientifically proven that marijuana or THC is addictive, however if used over extended periods of time in a habitual manner, a person can develop a dependence on marijuana.

Marijuana is often used in combination with other drugs and treatment for marijuana abuse is available and readily utilized.

The following list of drugs and substances are the most commonly abused in the Nigeria.

Cannabinoids
•Hashish
•Marijuana
Depressants
•Barbiturates
•Benodiazepines
•Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)
•GHB
•Methaqualone (Quaaludes)
Dissociative Anesthetics
•Ketamine
•PCP
Hallucinogens
•LSD
•Mescaline
•Psilocybin
Opioids and Morphine Derivatives
•Codeine
•Fentanyl
•Heroin
•Morphine
•Opium
Stimulants
•Amphetamine
•Cocaine
•Ecstacy (MDMA)
•Methamphetamine
•Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
•Nicotine
Other Compounds
•Anabolic Steriods
•Inhalants

Simply being in possession of cocaine could mean a prison sentence and an unlimited fine.
Intent to supply or supplying cocaine could even lead to life imprisonment as well as a fine.

Inhaling Some users sniff ("snort") speed up the nose, through a straw or a rolled-up banknote, which produces a faster, more intense effect than swallowing it. Snorting is, however, rough on the nostrils (one user described it as "like shoving chilli powder up your nose"). Injecting Some users inject speed, which is extremely dangerous. There's a real chance of overdosing because you never know how strong the dosage is, and the heart can't take the shock. What's more, if you share needles, you risk being infected with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C. So don't inject.

Primarily hypnotic drugs, barbiturates like tranquillizers work by depressing the nervous system. In small amounts they calm you down and in higher amounts make you sleep. They belong to a 19th-century group of drugs and, until the 1950s, when safer alternatives were found, were prescribed for people who couldn't sleep or who had nervous disorders. Barbiturates are not without risks: they are highly addictive and can suppress the function of the brain to such an extent that breathing stops. The medical use of barbiturates is now limited.

Alcohol is an intoxicating substance made from fermented starches and, although it gives you an initial lift, it is actually a depressant drug. It slows down responses (affecting co-ordination) and the way the brain works (affecting judgement), so it makes people clumsy and dopey. It's one of the most widely used drugs, above and below the legal age limit.



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