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Attitudes towards Cough Syrup Abuse: A Study of Adolescents in Southwest, Nigeria

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Delroy CS, Ifeanyichukwu AO, Rachel BA (2020) Attitudes towards Cough Syrup Abuse: A Study of Adolescents in Southwest, Nigeria. J Addict Behav Ther Rehabil 9:188. doi: 10.37532/jabtr.2020.9(1).188
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One area of substance misuse among adolescents that is currently a problem, and has not been fully understood in the Nigerian context is the attitudes of adolescents towards cough syrup abuse. Thus, to inform policy actions for reducing cough syrup abuse among Nigerian adolescents, this study explored the attitudes of adolescents towards cough syrup abuse in two Southwest states of Nigeria, where substance abuse is rampant.

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AFRICAN NATIONAL CHAPTERS DIGITAL MEETING

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