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The Connection between Caring for Your M...

The Connection between Caring for Your Mind and Caring for Your Body
For recovering opium addicts, learning how to effectively find a balance between one’s mental and physical health can be particularly challenging. When individuals are able to find this balance, they are able to avoid experiencing extreme lows or highs. This can also help people pay attention to specific tendencies they may have or prevent them from becoming focused or obsessed over...

Why Opium Isn’t Harmless

Why Opium Isn’t Harmless
Television and movies have made drug use look like a positive experience. Images of groups of people laughing together and enjoying themselves without any negative consequences may cause some people to believe that drug use is harmless. One of the drugs that may be perceived as harmless is opium. Basics About Opium Opium is a highly addictive drug that is derived from the white liquid...

Replacing Opium Abuse with a Healthy Act...

Replacing Opium Abuse with a Healthy Activity
Replacing opium addiction with a healthy lifestyle takes work, determination and dedication, so the transition does not happen overnight. Although certain choices that people make on a daily basis can facilitate this change, it is important to work toward one’s goals slowly, so recovering addicts should not take on more than they can handle. In other words, seek help to replace...

Opium and Pregnancy

Opium and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is one of the most important points in a woman’s life , because she needs to take special care of herself and her unborn child. To guarantee the healthy growth of her baby, a pregnant woman might change her diet, exercise regimen, medications and even the way she handles stress. It is well known that pregnant women should avoid alcohol and tobacco, as well as certain...

What Opium Does to Your Brain Chemistry

What Opium Does to Your Brain Chemistry
Opium is a non-synthetic, highly addictive drug derived from the poppy plant. It comes in a powder, solid or liquid form, and is injected, smoked or consumed as a pill. Opium abuse often co-exists with other substance abuse, such as marijuana and methamphetamine. How Opium Affects the Brain When people take opium, it affects the brain at different intensities due to how it is...

3 Dangerous Complications of Opium Abuse

3 Dangerous Complications of Opium Abuse
Opium may not seem as harmful as more powerful opiates, such as heroin, but opium abuse is very dangerous and exposes the user to many types of risk. You can avoid the risks associated with opium abuse if you make the decision to quit. If you are addicted to opium, you can overcome your addiction with professional opium addiction treatment. Can You Overdose on Opium? There is a...

Physical Complications of Abusing Opium

Physical Complications of Abusing Opium
Opium is a drug derived from the poppy plant, and its derivatives may be medically used to treat severe pain. While it is very effective for pain relief, opium is often abused for other reasons, to produce euphoria and for its pain-relieving effects. While it may seem harmless to abuse opium, many physical complications and side effects can occur from this practice. Some of the common...

The Risk of Relapsing on Opium After Rec...

The Risk of Relapsing on Opium After Recovery from a Severe Addiction
Relapse is a major concern for every person who goes through rehab for drug addiction. No one goes to rehab with the desire to start using again. However, research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that between 40-60% of people will relapse at one point in their ongoing recovery. The risk of relapse among opium addicts is especially high because opiates are engineered...

Playing Sports and Opium Abuse

Playing Sports and Opium Abuse
When you think of athletes and drug abuse, you may immediately think of steroid abuse, a current issue in the world of sports. However, other substances cause just as much disarray amongst athletes, including opium. Seek help to quit using this powerful drug. Why Athletes may Abuse Opium Opium is a natural substance that is popular for abuse, because it can produce extreme euphoria,...

Plastic Surgery and Opium Addiction

Plastic Surgery and Opium Addiction
Opium is a black or brown tar-like narcotic drug taken from the white liquid inside the poppy plant. It contains morphine and codeine. While use of opium has declined over the last century, it is now processed chemically to produce heroin, which is taken by intravenous injection. In that form, opium is twice as potent as morphine. Although derivatives of opium can be used to combat...

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