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What Might Happen If I’m Caught by Polic...

What Might Happen If I’m Caught by Police Using Drugs?
Opium is a natural narcotic that pharmacists synthesize into painkillers. Naturally, these drugs (opiates) are highly powerful, as they manage mild to severe pain: opiates include numerous mediations such as codeine, morphine, methadone, hydrocodone and even heroin. While the medications have proven quite effective for the treatment and reduction of pain, they also have extremely...

The Different Challenges of Quitting Alc...

The Different Challenges of Quitting Alcohol Versus Drugs
Society differentiates between those addicted to alcohol and drugs, and while both have their own unique challenges, in the end they are both a strong form of addiction. Some parts of quitting alcohol may be more challenging while opium has its own unique difficulties. Addiction is never easy and it is not fair to say recovering from one addiction is easier than another. To overcome...

Four Reasons to Enter Treatment for Your...

Four Reasons to Enter Treatment for Your Drinking
Alcoholism is commonly referred to as alcohol dependence. This occurs when an individual has drank so much over a period of time that their body becomes either dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, despite the users best intentions, alcohol use becomes their main priority despite other obligations they may have. An alcoholic will continue to drink even if they start to...

What Is Krokodil?

What Is Krokodil?
Krokodil is a street name for desomorphine, a synthetic form of codeine that originated in Russia more than fifty years ago. This drug is exponentially stronger than morphine and heroin and comes with a slew of graphic side effects. It gains its name from one potential side effect, which is scaly skin and sores. These sores quickly rot, and skin begins to fall off, gaining Krokodil a...

Opium Abuse and Drug Interactions

Opium Abuse and Drug Interactions
Opium is one of the most ancient drugs in the world. Derived from certain poppies, the root chemical has been refined for centuries into a variety of distillates, including the following: Morphine Demerol Heroin Oxycodone But the original drug is still available around the world and is occasionally prescribed in certain forms for specialized pain relief. Many people mistakenly believe...

Dangers of Mixing Opium with Alcohol and...

Dangers of Mixing Opium with Alcohol and Other Drugs
Opium is a narcotic made from the poppy plant that looks like a small block of brownish-black tar. It goes by the following street names, among others: The big O Block Black stuff The Drug Enforcement Agency has classified opium as a Schedule II drug, which means it is highly addictive but can be obtained through written medical prescription. Most opium users, however, do not have a...