Opium Side Effects

Physical and psychological side effects can present themselves when a patient takes any medication. Opium is a narcotic drug that can be used therapeutically for pain relief or recreationally for its euphoric effects. Opium is also used as a basis for prescription opiate painkillers including OxyContin, Demerol, Dilaudid, Norco and Vicodin. It’s possible that a…

Opium Treatment

As the problem of opiate addiction continues to rise, a number of treatment facilities are popping up, offering a variety of opium treatment options, including    inpatient medical detox, rehab, 12-Step programs, behavioral therapy and faith-based initiatives. Opium addiction is serious and needs to be treated by professionals. Not all Opium treatment programs are the…

harvest of opium from poppy on the agriculture field. Illustration for opium abuse

Opium Abuse

Opium has been used around the world since ancient times. The pain management industry has exploded in recent years, offering opium-derived drugs that can be highly addictive and prone to abuse. Opium is very addicting and people can synthesize it to make heroin, which is illegal. Other drugs synthesized from opium include legal prescription drugs used…