In the health mark, member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists, Dr. Eugene Allers, talks about the causes of addiction to over-the-counter medications.
Dr. Allers says there are many patients who stash & # 39; stash & # 39; get codeine from pharmacies because they are addicted to it.
He adds that codeine has been on the market for many years.
If you use codeine, it is converted into morphine to which some people become addicted.
It is a panacea pain tablet and it suppresses cough … It has medical applications, but it is highly addictive.
– Dr. Eugene Allers, member of the South African Association for Psychiatrists
It is addictive because it gives people a euphoric feeling.
– Dr. Eugene Allers, member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists
Like cocaine, you begin to long for that good feeling. What ultimately happens is that you build up tolerance, so you want more of it.
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