Dangers of Opium

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Dangers of Opium

Withdrawal symptoms occur very easily in opium users, because of how addictive the drug is.> The duration of these symptoms depends on the method used to take opium, as well as the quantity taken.

- euphoria, followed by a tranquil sense of well-being, and calm drowsiness or sedation.- dehydrated mouth- feeling of being without restriction- slower breathing --> unconsciousness and/or death- nausea- hives/welts, or other skin changes displayed- confusion- constipation- respiratory depression

Dried latex of the opium poppy; contains ~12% morphine, which is also used to create heroin.

lachryma papaveris

Poppy TearsBlack HashBlack JackBlack StuffHard StuffMudTar

Brown/black tar-like powder; available as a liquid or solid

STREET NAMES

- most commonly smoked (reaches brain quickly)- consumed through food or liquids, or as a pill- dissolved into liquid and then injected

WHAT IS IT?

APPEARANCE

HOW IS IT TAKEN?

THE DANGERS OF OPIUM

SHORT-TERM EFFECTS

LONG-TERM EFFECTS

- Drug tolerance, physical dependence, addiction; Depending on the method used:

Injection:- Damaged veins- Much higher chances of contaminating parts of the heart (opium, for the most part, is contaminated)Smoking/Consumption:Damaged liver, kidneys, lungs, brain

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

- sweating- chills- nausea- higher blood pressure- pain in the bones and muscles- pain in the back- diarrhea- dehydration- malnutrition - anxiety- depression- mood swings - thoughts of suicide- insomnia

Chronic use of opium has also been known to cause:- Severe weight loss- Mental Deterioration- Death

As a whole, withdrawal has been known to cause a great deal of pain. Sometimes, they can last for months, bringing continuous pain to the user throughout the entire duration.

Use your brain before opium ruins it.Make the right choice.


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