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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Shocking Confessions Of A Young Man Damaged By His Addiction

Since well-known opioid like Indian hemp, cocaine and others are increasingly becoming difficult to obtain due to the global fight against hard drugs; anaesthetic drugs have now become the choice of many youths for abuse because of its availability and cheap prices. 




Drugs like tramadol, oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine have so far replaced Indian hemp. Many vulnerable Nigerian youths who engage in its abuse are facing life threatening situation. Experts believe this is furthering the wave of crime in the country today. Crime Guard spoke to Solomon Uga, one of the victims of tramadol addiction in Lagos, a 23-year-old man from Benue state who is now living in pains over his abuse of tramadol, he shares his travails. 


How it started


 I came from a family of six and we are all boys. My father is a serving officer with the Nigerian Army while my mother is a farmer. I started my JSS 1 at Saint John Bosco Secondary School Doma, Nasarawa state. From there I moved to Wantor Model Collage, Adikpo, Benue state where I did my JSS 2.

 After that, I went to Mogadishu Barracks, formerly Abacha barracks, to meet my father where he was serving. When I got there, I started my JSS3. It was there that everything about me changed. I was 17 years old when I started my JSS 3. When I started attending classes, I met some bad friends and what attracted me to them was that I was good in mathematics. 


Our mathematics teacher was a very difficult person. If she gives us assignment and you fail to do it, you face her wrath. Even though I was a new student, I was the only one that usually get the highest marks for about two to three times. This was the reason why those boys started coming closer to me. After school, they would gather around me insisting that, I must teach them mathematics. 


Eventually some of them got to know my house because we were all living in the same barracks. These friends were very dangerous and devilish people. But that time I did not know what was happening. They kept on coming to my house and I keep on doing assignment for them. 


 Introduced to tramadol 


tablets One day, one of them approached me saying, “Guy, why are you wasting your time doing all these? I am going to introduce you to something that will make you read harder, something that would make you not to sleep again.” So I asked him what that was. It was then that they introduced me to tramadol tablets. By then, tramadol tablet was in 50 and 100 milligram. So, I started with 50 milligram, taking one tablet per day. Everything they said started working out for me and gradually I started increasing the number of tablets. Whenever I take it, I could not sleep, I could not feel hungry. I would work all night long without blinking my eyes and I would not get tired. Each time I take tramadol, I do not think I have problem at all. 


There is nothing you do to me that would make me angry. When I discovered its positive impact on my life, I now graduated to 100 milligram daily. 


Why I started stealing 

It got to a time where I could not cope in Abuja with my father when he tried his best to rehabilitate me without success. So, I had to go back to my village in Abaji, Katsina Ala local government, Benue state to continue with my education. When I got there, the way and manner I got money to buy this drug in Abuja ceased.

 In Abuja, my friends do buy for me because their parents were very rich people. But while there in the village, I could not buy this drug again so, I had to steal from my mother and grandparents to enable me buy this drug. That was where my stealing habit started. Initially, while I was growing up I was a kind of person that hardly picks anybody’s thing without his or her permission. 


That was one of the good things about me that my parents loved so much. When I started stealing, nobody ever suspects me until when I was caught so, I had to confess. I find it difficult to lie about something I did. If I do not say it that time, I will definitely find time to tell the person. 


Adventure with ‘sugar mummies’

 While I was in Abuja, I did not have any cause to steal anything from anybody because apart from my friends’ rich background, they also introduced me to Abuja society women called, Sugar Mummies. Then, I was 18 years and that was where I got a lot of money I was using to buy tramadol. The sugar mummies gave us everything we needed including sex, money and drinks. 


I didn’t have time for any young girl of my age at that time. Even when I left Abuja and started dating young girls, I never loved them just because those sugar mummies were given me virtually everything I needed in a woman. They gave me the privilege to sex them to my satisfaction, they made sure I do not lack money; they took me to places that ordinary I would not have been able to visit. Some of them were married women. But the one that was madly involved with me was divorced. My friend, Jossycarter’s brother introduced him to sugar mummies and he in turn introduced us to the game.


 His sugar mummy asked him to look for young boys of his age for her friends, that, they are also interested in them. So, he came back to tell us, that’s how we met them. When we met them each of them made her choice and we all departed to our various hotels to have fun. 


We were students and at that time, we were not privileged to sleep outside, they understood our situation very well. Whenever we are going to school, we do take some clothes along inside our school bags. Then, during break time, we go out and changed to mufti, then go to meet them. We do come back exactly the time school closes so that we would be in the barracks at exactly 4:00pm. Since I left Abuja, I don’t have sugar mummies again.


 I will die without tramadol for one day It came to a point when I started taking 200 to 220 milligram every day because 100 milligram was becoming ineffective on me. There was a time I went on research on this tramadol tablets and found out that, it was causing a lot more damage to my health and the damage was very serious. I learnt that there will come a time where I would suffer kidney damage and heart problem and I know that these diseases are very expensive to treat. Then I decided to stop taking it completely but something dramatic happened.


 For three days that I did not take it, I fell sick and was admitted in the hospital for close to one month. Funny enough, nobody knew what the cause was and to my greatest surprise, the very day I took it, I left the hospital. Whenever I try to stop taking tramadol I get sick when I start taking it, I get well. 


I was advised that no drug addict stops taking drug at once and I keyed into that advice. At that time, I went back worse than before. I was taking 200 milligram complete pack, that’s about 10 tablets a day. I would take four in the morning, three in the afternoon and two in the evening. I knew that, this drug was killing me slowly but I could not just help myself. I am deeply addicted to it now. But I am seriously praying to God to help me stop taking it. I made a resolution to stop some time ago and I started reducing it from 10 tablets a day to seven, to five times. But right now I take four tablets of 200 milligram per day. Tramadol caused serious damages to my family life Because of my stealing habit, I could not cope with my mother and grandparents in the village so they pushed me down to Lagos to live with my aunty and uncle. Even here in Lagos, this same tramadol is giving me problem with my aunty and uncle.


 I go about stealing even petty things like food stuff from the store to sell and raise money to buy tramadol. Every day, I am being announced as a thief. This drug has caused a lot of damage to my life. My aunty enrolled me for apprenticeship at Dopemu Aluminum Market to learn aluminium fabrication but this same drug puts me into problem with my boss. Now, the same tramadol tablet has sent me out of Lagos. 


My uncle and aunty have promised to wash their hands off me. I am now an outcast just because I refused to stop taking tramadol. But they never believed I have being struggling to stop. They never believe I could ever change and they will never believe until I changed. My childhood dream was to become a chartered account but all hope is gone now.


 Tramadol has destroyed my education, I wrote the West African Examination Council, WAEC, and got just two credits pass, in spite of the fact that I used to be the best student in my class. My teachers could not believe that was my result till date. Attempted suicide It got to a point when I attempted suicide because I could not bear the agony I’ m going through. 


I asked myself, why is it that my parents are complaining about me, my good friends and just everybody complaining? Yet I cannot change! I said to myself, there is no need to live because to me, living is pain, living is hopelessness. I wanted to commit suicide and forget everything; let everyone forget about me too. The hell I am passing through is too much for me to bear. 


My addiction, my stealing, hardship and pains, I cannot bear this any longer. So I bought a poison concealed in a sachet, brought it back home kept it in my room. That night, when I woke up late in the night to take it I could not find it. I searched everywhere that night but could not see it. The following morning I found some pieces under my bed and some dead rats in the room. I then discovered it was rats that came to take it. 


When my grandmother heard of it, she cried bitterly and begged me not to kill myself. That she does not want to bury me, that I should be the one to give her a befitting burial. That is why any time the thought of suicide crosses my mind, I quickly remember her plea. 


Expert advice

 A Nigerian pharmacist based in Agege area of Lagos, Francis Edozie in a chart with Saturday Vanguard said he would not sell tramadol to anybody without a doctor’s prescription. He said: “Some would tell you they are taking it to enhance their sexual performance without knowing that, they are gradually killing their body system. 


Some youth who engage in hard labour also use it.” He narrated that: “There was a report from Lagos State University last year that, a medical student of the school who got involved with bad friends who take tramadol got himself destroyed by tramadol abuse. Within a span of eight months, he fell sick and was admitted in the school hospital. Today, he is brain damaged and his condition keeps worsening. He could not study anymore.”


 Edozie added that: “It is not only tramadol, there are so many like that which I would not like to mention and they are very harmful to the body cells if abused. Most of them get paralyzed when they get to 40 years of age and would not be able to hold anything firmly. 


When you see tramadol addicts, just observe them, they cannot stay for more than four hours without taking it, all their body will be shivering until they take it, they cannot get themselves back. “Many are taking it to do evil like stealing, street fighting and all that. There is need for government to carry out enlightenment campaign about the consequence of tramadol abuse among the youth which is becoming so rampant today.” he advised.


*This is so sad!


89 comments:

SONYES SIGNATURE said...

Dem go hear?

Na so one tennager took d tramdol over dose, after some time d dude stood up o d next thing he fall inside gutter.

See shout, dey brought d boy out he wasnt himself. See beating, guys gathered and was hitting him, they poured him crude oil both onions o for were?

They started using him as a football before d boy manage open eyes.

What they gain taking dis tramdol, I don't get

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If your brain no carry am, free d thing na.

Nonye Inspired (James Bond's Girl) said...

Wow May God help them..I so much hate swallowing pills cause i just believe my body should repair itself..

Nonye Inspired (James Bond's Girl) said...

Wow May God help them..I so much hate swallowing pills cause i just believe my body should repair itself..

Becky Divine said...

I read till the end!
This is just very very sad!!
I hope our youths will read and learn for his lesson!

Apart from God and money, i pray never to be addicted to anything like this in my life! Drug addiction is the worst!!! He needs to go to rehab

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

End time children

Isaacson said...

This tramadol is widely abused by boys in delsu I swear,some take it just to last longer In bed and often times some just take it for d fun of it,I remember a party I attended where it was mixed with palm wine unknown to us we drank enough,when I got home I started feeling so weak ND sick until my frnd told me that it is the tramadol working,I was so confused and angry at why anybody would love to feel the way I was feeling from the effect of the tramadol...it is so wrong and i fear that drug more Than anything

A close friend is a huge addict of it and he over abuses the drug that he keeps it on him virtually all the time and acts like a junkie if he does not take it,and he nearly lost his life if it was not for the quick intervention of friends,dude started urinating blood and coughing blood till he was rushed to the hospital and the tramadol affected his brain but not too severly but he lost few months of memory that took him time to recover
They are also so many other drugs that young boys and even gals abuse this days,one usually leaves thier tongue blue after taking it
MAY GOD SAVE US ALL FROM DRUG ABUSE

Olabanji Olajide said...

Uhmmmmmmmmmm..
Once an addict can't lie
If not for God, letting me to leave Nigeria, think it eud b worse.. Dy don't sell it here, tried hard to find one, but couldn't.. Think DT was my saving grace.. Thankin God

Blackberry said...

Heaven helps those who help themselves.

Loveme Jeje said...

Chai i pity women wey follow this boy as sugar mummies oooo

See his worwor face.

Anonymous said...

Gbege

em jay said...

Na wah for Tramadol ohhhh.

Anonymous said...

This is what we're facing in my house. My younger brother takes this tramadol. We've prayed, preached, begged and even kept malice with him yet he has refused to stop. Fighting everyone and getting angry at the slightest opportunity. Please is anyone going through this same thing or has gone through it. Please how did you handle it. Thanks.

Ihekire Tony said...

This crap was made up, no truth about it. I know guys who smoke weed, take tramol and all the hard drugs you can think of, and they are still the best in their chosen profession.

Anonymous said...

The first line is wrong. Indian hemp is not an opiod.

St.FranKooL.... said...

#Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever*

Anonymous said...

I was addicted to it too... But I stopped when I found out I couldn't do without it, there is this mental alertness that come with it and u will b unnecessarryly happy, worriess always not there until the shit is totally off the body. Ve I stopped using it? Yes, will I use it again? Yes... Cos it is readily available and affordble, 100 naira for a sachet.

LEE70 said...

See what addiction can cause!!! Addiction most of the time leads to negative stuff.

Zitel Coconut oil Onitsha 08081725441 said...

Say NO to drugs

olaedo said...

Withdrawal syndrome won't let them go a day without taking it
It is not only tramadol,young men have destroyed themselves with "jiko" and all the rest.

Iphie dearie said...

Addiction.
This boy had a very bright future,but bad friends lured him into a very dark world.
Right now he needs to be checked into a rehabilitation center.he can't do it alone.

Most of our youths get high on Sniffing fuel,taking Codeine etc.
That's where you see a child behaving irrationally,being violent and subsequently committing murder.

These "Chemists" must stop preying on kids. They stock up Codeine and sell to them.
They are the ones selling most of this prescription drugs to them even in rural areas.
This is really sad!

GALORE said...

@WeedChick,I thought about you ,all through the night...Not for anything at all....But on your lifestyle....hey,I am not judging you at all...I know you not from @Adam...I am just concerned about you...You take weed morning,afternoon,night....Don't you think you are now addicted to it?....Think of your health.


Shalom



@Galore

SANDY NEKY said...

Nawa oo what a life! This one is called living dead! May God see him through

becky naka said...

Drug addiction is on the rise.

Say no to drugs.

danny fisiye said...

Tm na bastard
one idiot say him dey take am to high

#GODWIN

Jasmine said...

Kikikiki. Ur cross smallie. Bear it well. U want to belong abi? Mtchewww


Still addicted to money like Tiwa. Lol

Justyswt said...

Chai! Lord our children are in ur care o God.

Pls Lord keep them away from bad and evil friends.

shola akorede said...

Hnmmmmm may God help him

DonMayor said...

Have you seen her taking the red before ? Holy mother Mary.

DonMayor said...

Have you seen her taking weed before ? Holy mother Mary.

GALORE said...

SNIFFING FUEL?


YOU DON'T SAY😐





@GALORE

DonMayor said...

This one is ruined.

Sarah de DIEU. said...

Kindly start with counselling,then rehabilitate him(I know of like five drug rehabilitation centre in lagos,check on google). When you keep malice and fight with them,they won't feel loved,and depression will set in ,which will make it more difficult for them to stop, I pray you get help soon.

Anonymous said...

Shut up,oloshi omo. We are talking of how to cut it short and you are encouraging it. If its a made up story,is it not for people to learn?

Anonymous said...

If you are talking of delsu then forget it , those warri bois will be taking it as if there life depends on it ..what's my own shal but to say the truth I do take codine ,but not an addict , When ever I feel unsafe

Anonymous said...

Your sight is wrong. The first line says"opoid LIKE indian hemp"

Anonymous said...

Which best, they d ones killing patients thru negligence and lies.

Chummy cho cho said...

Thats what most of these hausa labourers use. Once they take it, they'll be able to do their work without hassle. You'll be wondering where the strength is coming from.

One time, my neighbour security man took tramdol and slept throughout the whole day.
Hmmm

Anonymous said...

I wish you don't stop, I pray for you to continue. At the end, who loses? You!

Anonymous said...

The Goverment Should stop Fustrating we the youth, Stella yes am a Drug Addict but mine is Codine . I take it when Ever
I feel Fustracted , when ever life becomes unfair to me, it's killing me yes I know . But trust me no body understand ,I am on my way to get Emzolyn.i have rich friends who won't help me but can drug me .The funniest part is am a young nigga ,nice at heart but life is unfair to me ..All the same Thank God for life

Chummy cho cho said...

Keep deceiving yourself.

Chummy cho cho said...

Wish something could be done about the so called chemist. These drugs are so cheap and readily available. God help our children.

Hi Iphie. Hope yoy're good.

reemah said...

Happy for you o.

POSH MIDWIFE said...

Take him to a psychiatric Hosp (because he now a drug addict). He need to go into cold turkey period . Let the doctor know he is an addict so that they can help him. All the very best.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is different. And stop misleading people. I have seen people who take this drugs, believe me it has broken many families because of the after effect.

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Oga, we're talking about addiction.

Just taking it has no damage.

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Sniffing vulcanizer gum, lizard shit. I see something for North sha.

Monkey Face said...

How is the government at fault here?

Anonymous said...

Dm abeg try ignore d nuisance as dey do on lib

GALORE said...

@Don or what ever you call your miserable self

Respect yourself


Don't come unto me



@Galore

Anonymous said...

From d tins u write here n ya womb-escape pix,i can safely say u will be single for a long time.Dats not to say men no go see u o,but na drive-thru dem go dey use u do not eat-in

Becky Divine said...

Na your self you dey do

Fidel Castro said...

Addicted Savage

Vicwhytehart said...

The things those drugs can do.....life threatening injuries to d organs. Not now then leta

Whirlwind said...

I remember the doctor gave me tramadol after surgery years ago because I was in serious pains.

Hmm, I woke up in the night and started punching imaginary enemies na so them hold me, no be small thing. The next day I ditched them and started to take ibuprofen when I am in pains.

This boy should be sent to a rehabilitation centre. He cannot help himself and will not make it if he continues to abuse drugs.

Iphie dearie said...

Please stop I beg you.

Iphie dearie said...

Yes Galore.. sniffing fuel,lizard shit,gum etc.
I could go on and on.

Chummychocho!! Merry Christmas dear.

Iphie dearie said...

There are very private rehabilitation centers.
He needs help..
Screaming and shouting won't help him.
He might eventually get violent or try to commit suicide.
Please get him help.

Whirlwind said...

This is serious!!

Iphie dearie said...

Thank God for your life.
In most countries,you can't have access to drugs just like that. It has saved lives.

Whirlwind said...

Tony, are you OK?

Anonymous said...

Think about yours madam lesbian.

Anonymous said...

The only way out of your frustration is to take codeine, See excuse from a lazy ass.My dear, continue oh, you hear, na you go die.

Jasmine said...

My neighbor is their chief. Even after sex, the gf will take it. According to her, it kills the sperm.

Jasmine said...

I hate the sniffing of gum die. The useless aboki sleeping in my compound sniffs gum

Jasmine said...

Delsu and monkey tail!!! Lmao

Jasmine said...

Those rich dudes r not ur friends. Flee

AdeEsther (Do you work and live in Abuja, Lagos, ph $ ibadan? do you need a quick loan upto 2.5m without collateral?call/whatsapp 07037873466 said...

Jesus! Who can help this guy. I really felt for him. I remembered when I use that drug Kai! I can't even explain the feelings. I used just two tablets and stopped it immediately.

GALORE said...

Na wa oo


Jesus!!....i never see lizard shit before...i don't even know how it looks like...I no be booty oo....i deyt see lizard,but I never see them shit before


Wonders shall never end.




@Galore

keke driver said...

It's very easy to "Cast the first stone" But most people do not understand that addiction is real, parents should pray over their kids regularly and be close to them, just imagine if He was close to His parent, He probably would have said something...God help us.

sense world said...

Stop talking it, get help nw

sense world said...

Pls dear get help

Olabanji Olajide said...

Mehnn.. End of the year insult

Nelly Udoh said...

Wow! Just couldn't hold my tears

Pharaoh D 7th said...

Sugar mummy's interest are not in looks. "Some" other things are more important. That is why there is "Sugar" before the mummy

Pharaoh D 7th said...

Hello Tony, people have different level of tolerance. The drug may not have the same effect on every user the same way but it will have the same effect on majority of the users. While in school I smoked Indian hemp and never got high, eventually I stopped because there was no thrill. But same me, if I drink just half glass cup of brandy, I can bring down a full nightclub in full swing. It's for one to know thyself and apply sense.

Pharaoh D 7th said...

Wow anon 12:32, what is the correlation between what Sandy wrote and your response. Or you are responding to something else not related to this topic?

Pipi Lee said...

Anony...you are not God!!!
Keep quiet and watch God at work, he will definitely put you to shame. Demon!

Anonymous said...

@anon 11:51 aka Mr or Ms ITK, your brain is wrong. It reads "opioid like Indian hemp" it named indian hemp as an example of opioid clearly. Use your brain! Stop rushing to correct with such attitude when you are clueless. Its irritating!

Pharaoh D 7th said...

Hello Tony, people have different level of tolerance. The drug may not have the same effect on every user the same way but it will have the same effect on majority of the users. While in school I smoked Indian hemp and never got high, eventually I stopped because there was no thrill. But same me, if I drink just half glass cup of brandy, I can bring down a full nightclub in full swing. It's for one to know thyself and apply sense.

crazyhornywife said...

This is one of the worse fears doctors have for sickle cell patients. These drugs make d pain disappear fast so some of them cant do without them. Slowly their body gets addicted. they keep increasing the dosage and soonest they become addict that even a level 1 they cant bear anymore!

GERMAN JUICE said...

Na only tramadol there is another one na reflenor or whatever another one again like capsule looks like antibiotics girls take them in club in abj all those things na normal na.
Codeine inside tea flask mixed with mailt and milk chicks dey carry am go office steady ....make I hear abeg.

Valentine Onochie said...

Lol I belih you my bro

Anonymous said...

There was this guy that just died in our hospital he was a tramadol addict, he had massive gastrointestinal bleeding as a result he just kept on vomiting copious frank blood he had pints and pints of blood but he just kept pouring blood till he died, young man very sad.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha so funny @ punching imaginary enemies .

Anonymous said...

Nigerian should regulate buying drugs. If it is not prescribed no sale. The highest thing you can buy over the counter where I live is ibuprofen and paracetamol.

Mr D said...

Anons 12:32 scared like a low life lazy control freak jealous ass shittty shitttt motherfucker. Berrra get your shit right loser

Anonymous said...

Stella come nd tell me u don't smoke weed ooh nd I will show u a 70yeaar old that is a virgin

Clara Odiri said...

My dear, I thought I was the only one that thinks that o

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