The opium poppy plant (Papaver somniferum) is where opiates come from. This class of drugs has the potential to relieve pain but also can provide a sense of relaxation and euphoria. Individuals who are hoping to achieve a mind-altering experience often abuse opiates. Opiate receptors in the reward center of the brain may become accustomed to these drugs and require the positive stimulation, possibly resulting in addiction. Poppy pods, straws and seeds can be used to make poppy tea, which is then consumed to achieve effects. Opioids can be dangerous, addictive and lead to death or overdose. It is nearly impossible to estimate the strength of various poppy pods or seeds. That’s why abuse of this tea is so deadly. Parts of the poppy plant are commonly used in dried flower arrangements in the U.S., and poppy seeds are widely available in grocery stores everywhere. While these items may be legal, poppy tea can be deadly and has caused several documented deaths around the world.
Abuse Can Quickly Lead to Poppy Tea Addiction
Individuals who are trying to wean themselves off of other opiates sometimes use poppy tea. Replacing one opiate with another is never a good idea as all of them can promote habitual use and addiction. Waismann Method of rapid detox is a rapid detox treatment offered in southern California for opiate addiction. This renowned addiction program never uses opiate replacements such as methadone, Suboxone or Subutex in our treatment. We have been treating an increasing number of cases of poppy addiction in recent years. In most cases, people become addicted after misusing or abusing poppy tea. Experimentation of poppy tea can gradually become occasional and escalate from there. A tolerance to the tea can develop. This means that the body becomes used to the supply of opiates and needs increasingly larger doses to achieve effects. Because the ingredients can be considered “all natural,” poppy tea may be seen as an attractive alternative for those people using opiates or other substances to get high.
An Intense Poppy Tea Withdrawal Can Be Medically Managed with Waismann Detox
Waismann Method’s program for poppy tea detox can free patients quickly from the constraints of addiction. We use intravenous medicine, administered intravenously by our medical staff. This takes less than two hours and happens in the safety of a hospital. The procedure takes place while patients are lightly sedated . Our procedure speeds up the opiate withdrawal syndrome typical of poppy tea addiction. Patients awaken from sedation without the conscious awareness that they have already gone through withdrawal. Patients are grateful for this because they’re able to avoid a lengthy, painful and degrading withdrawal that can include intense symptoms of nausea, vomiting, strong cravings and body aches. We require that patients stay in the hospital a total of 2 to 4 days for testing, detox and post-monitoring. From there, they are free to transition in our exclusive Domus Retreat aftercare program.