• The drugs are being sold in the streets without even the doctors prescription. 

• Some of these drugs are for people battling chronic ailments.

It is among drugs being abused to get high.
Viagra. It is among drugs being abused to get high.

An expose by NTV has revealed how Kenyans are abusing prescription drugs to get high after buying them on the streets.

Some of these drugs are for people battling chronic ailments.

In the series Rock Bottom, Kenyans shared their experience with most admitting they are hooked.

The drugs go for as low as Ksh 20.

Below are the drugs currently being abused

1. Viagra

This is a sex-enhancing drug but it is abused by people who want to increase their heartbeat and give them a high.

2. Levodopa

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning.

3. Benexol

Benexol Tablets are used in deficient states of vitamins B1, B6, and B12 and their various clinical forms (deficient polyneuritis, neuritis during treatment with isoniazid, and other vitamin B6 antagonists). It can be used as adjuvant therapy in non-deficient neuritis and during radiotherapy.

4. Diazepam

 It is commonly used to treat a range of conditions, including anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome.

*Tala says she takes the drug to calm the demons in her life

"There are some things that happen in life and one can't think of them when sober.

I used to take the drugs while pregnant and when my son has a speech delay, I feel bad sometimes but it has already happened. I am just happy I did not abort him."

NACADA C.EO Victor Okioma now says prescription drugs have become people's drug of choice when it comes to drug abuse.

Which other drug do you know that is being abused?

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