Colorado, Refnol, Tramadol, Codeine & names of other commonly abused drugs in Nigeria and their side effects.

In case you don’t know,

•Marijuana >>Memory loss

•MDMA or ‘Molly’ >>Seizures

•Cocaine >Brain damage

•Rohypnol or ‘Ref’ >>Amnesia

•Codeine or ‘Lean’ >Coma

•Tramadol >>Delusions

•Skunk or ‘S.K’ >Lung damage

•Colorado >Psychosis

•Alcohol>>Throat cancer

Drug abuse is now the ‘norm’ for youths & proudly flaunted. If you don’t take drugs, you aren’t ready to be ‘accepted’ yet and perceived as the ‘odd one’ out. Perhaps we check out the full-term effects of these so called ‘pleasure’ drugs.

1. #Marijuana a.k.a Mary Jane, Kush, Pot, ‘Eja’, Cannabis, Blaze, Ganja, etc, composed of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.

Effects include: paranoia, memory loss, inability to focus, hallucinations, panic attacks etc. Hardened smokers will tell you it’s ‘medicinal’.

Actually, there are different strains of Marijuana. Examples are ‘Gelato’, ‘Forbidden Fruit’, ‘Sour Diesel’, ‘Gorilla glue’, ‘Amnesia’, ‘White Fire OG’, ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Diamond OG’, ‘Blue Coma’, ‘Orange Apricot’, ‘Headband’ etc. Different ways to lung cancer.

2. #MDMA a.k.a Ectasy, Molly e.t.c, composed of 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine.

Effects include HIV/AIDS, liver/kidney/heart failure, hepatic, depression, convulsions, death e.t.c.

3. #Cocaine a.k.a ‘Crack’, ‘White’, ‘Coke’, ‘Mojo’, ‘Rock’, ‘Blow’, etc, is composed of benzoylmethylecgonine. In impure form, it can contain methylphenidate, ergotamine, aminophylline, fentanyl, arsenic etc

Effects: Panic, psychosis, seizures, death, liver/kidney/lung/heart damage.

4. #Rohypnol a.k.a ‘Ref’, ‘Refnol’, ‘Roofies, ‘Blue’, ‘Forget’ pill, Date rape drug, is composed of Flunitrazepam (a benzodiazepine).

Effects: Confusion, amnesia, loss of coordination, loss of memory, paralysis, incapacitation, convulsion, respiratory arrest, death.

5. #Codeine a.k.a ‘schoolboy’, ‘lean’, ‘coties’, ‘cough syrup’, ‘coda’, ‘little c’, ‘captain cody’, is composed of a chemical otherwise known as 3-methoxymorphine.

Effects: Coma, depression, hallucinations, seizures, death, respiratory failure, anorexia etc.

6. #Tramadol a.k.a ‘Trams’, ‘Trammies’ ‘Chill pills’, ‘Ultras’, is composed of 2 [(Dimethylamino)methyl]-1-(3-methoxyphenyl)cyclohexanol.

Effects include: Erectile dysfunction, seizures, coma, itching, respiratory problems.

Commonly abused drugs in Nigeria
These are the commonly abused drugs in Nigeria
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7. #Skunk a.k.a ‘S.K’, ‘Arizona’ (upgraded version), is also a form of Cannabis, composed of Tetrahydrocannabinol.

Effects: Lung/heart damage, loss of coordination, mental problem, distortion in time, vision and hearing, impairs immune system, coughing, worsen bronchitis etc.

8. #Colorado a.k.a ‘Black Mamba’, ‘King Louis XIII’, ‘Lamba’, (when mixed with ‘Loud’), ‘Happy Boy’ or ‘Scooby Snax’, is composed of a collection of man-made chemicals that mimics marijuana.

Effects: Convulsions, hallucinations, kidney failure, zombie like state, death, psychosis. The video below shows a lady that took Colorado.

9. #Alcohol a.k.a ‘Monkey Tail’, ‘Paraga’, ‘Shepe’, ‘Shaku Shaku’, ‘Baby Oku’, ‘Kerewa’ & the numerous brands being sold is composed of Ethanol.

Effects: 90% liver damage, blindness, psychotic disorder, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorder, schizophrenia, cancer, chronic pancreatitis.

10. #Heroin a.k.a ‘Gbana’, ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Italian’, ‘White Pinch’ is composed of diacetylmorphine.

Effects: agitation, restlessness, drowsiness, personality change, loss of appetite, nausea, seizures, itching, HIV/AIDS, death.

11. #GUM a.k.a. ‘Solution’, ‘Diamond’, ‘Evostic’ etc is composed of Arabinogalactan.

Effects: Brain cells destruction, Permanent brain damage. Some inhale glue, solvents, diesel, machine oils etc.

Other popularly abused drugs include





OxyContin and


Hallucinogens/LSD Dextromethorphan




Which can all or partly cause suicidal tendencies, mental disorders amongst others.

What is good for the goose might be poisonous to the gander. What your friends take with no effects on them might turn out to have devastating consequences on your system. It is not definitely easy but still choose to



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