Some of the side effects associated with the consumption of poppy tea can be dangerous and possibly deadly. Poppy tea is an opiate-based drink brewed from the seeds and pods of the opium poppy plant. Some people use poppy tea for pain relief while others use it recreationally to experience a high or state of euphoria. Some people abuse poppy tea and its use can become habitual. Some of the more common side effects among people taking opiates include constipation, nausea and insomnia.
Side effects can range from mild to dangerous and may be short-term or long-term in nature. Many symptoms will develop soon after first use and may subside when the body becomes accustomed to the medication. Side effects can increase in frequency and intensity at higher doses. They can develop soon after a person ingests poppy tea and come and go. The experience of side effects can vary among users and depends on factors including an individual person’s sensitivity to the tea, the amount consumed and the concentration of opiates in the tea.
Examples of Poppy Tea Side Effects
Poppy tea can cause side effects that are pretty common among all opiates. They include:
- Warming sensation over the body stomachache, lethargy, heightened mood, slowed breathing, flushing of the face and neck and loss of concentration.
Tolerance and dependence are also side effects of opiates. Tolerance develops with regular use after a period of time. This means that a person’s body becomes accustomed to the drug and no longer responds to the effects. Many people begin taking increasingly larger doses at this point. From here, the development of a dependency can follow quickly. Physical and/or psychological dependence can take hold, requiring a professional medical detox to safely treat patients.
Quick Detox for Poppy Tea Dependence Offered by Waismann Method
Waismann Method of southern California offers rapid opiate detox that eases patients through withdrawal which otherwise can be very difficult to manage. Patients check into a hospital for 2 to 4 days and receive special medications intravenously. This medication cleanses patients’ opiate receptors, thereby eliminating the physical addiction. During this, patients are sleeping lightly under deep sedation for the duration of the procedure, which takes less than two hours. They awaken without the conscious awareness that an accelerated withdrawal took place while they were sedated. This means that most of the symptoms – from body aches to vomiting to drug cravings – develop and pass while patients are under.
After being monitored closely, patients are evaluated for discharge and can then return home or transition in our Domus Retreat aftercare facility. Waismann Method and Domus Retreat team up to offer the most comprehensive, effective and humane treatment for opiate addiction.