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Opium Addiction Information

Drug: Opium

Opium Street Name: Dopium, Dream Gun, Dream Stick

Opium Effects: When first used, opium can give users a feeling of euphoria, extreme calm, or well being. Their troubles may seem unimportant and nothing else really matters, except for the fact that the drug works. However, often, nightmares and hallucinations may come into play when the effects of the drug wear off.

Opium Description: As time goes on, opium addiction takes place and the addict develops an increasing tolerance to the effects of the drug, and more and more of the drug is needed to produce the initial effect of euphoria. Many individuals who suffer from an addiction to opium will eventually get symptoms of withdrawal after years of using opium.

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Opium Street Use: This dried form is typically smoked, but can also be eaten.

Opium Dependency: Highly addictive. Individuals with an opium addiction will often need more of the drug to satisfy their need for more.

Opium Withdrawals Symptoms: Opium addiction withdrawal symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle spasms
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia

Opium Legal Status: Illegal

International illegal trade in opium is relatively rare. Important smuggling groups prefer to refine opium into heroin before shipping to the consumer countries since a given quantity of heroin is worth much more than an equivalent amount of opium. As such, heroin is more profitable, and much stronger, because heroin is made of the principal naturally-occurring psychoactive Definition of the word psychoactive substance in opium - morphine.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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