Media Reporting on Substance Use: Magnifying or Reducing the Harm?

Media Reporting on Substance Use: Magnifying or Reducing the Harm?

Over the past four months, phrases such as “sweet, sweet codeine” and “end tramadol abuse now” have become very popular in Ghana and Nigeria. These terms emanated from a title of a documentary on codeine abuse in Nigeria produced by BBC – Africa’s Eye, and a campaign launched by the GHOne after a series of documentaries on tramadol abuse in the country. These documentaries have played a significant role in shaping public discourse on substance abuse.

 

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