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Drug Paraphernalia Associated with Opium

Drug Paraphernalia Associated with Opium Admitting to yourself that a loved one is addicted to opium can be a difficult experience. You care about that person and want your suspicions to be proven wrong. As a loved one who spends time around the addict, you may be able to spot common signs and paraphernalia associated with this kind of addiction, which can help you know if your loved one needs treatment.

Paraphernalia Associated with Opium Use

Drug paraphernalia can vary according to the addict’s drug of choice. Opium addicts will often use a number of common paraphernalia, including the following:

  • An opium pipe
  • An opium bowl, which is usually glass and may be used with an opium pipe
  • Foil bowls
  • Publications or websites promoting drug use
  • Scales, if your loved one is also selling opium

Photos of these items can be found online for reference if you are unsure of what they look like. If you notice these items in your loved one’s possession or living space, he or she may be in serious danger. Opium is highly addictive and can lead to serious side effects, so you should take action immediately.

Where Might Opium Paraphernalia Be Hidden?

An opium addict will often avoid leaving his supply of drugs and paraphernalia out in the open, but may instead store them in a private place. Opium and drug use paraphernalia may be hidden in a number of places, including the following:

  • Dresser or desk drawers
  • Inside CD or DVD cases
  • Buried in plant soil
  • Between books on a bookshelf
  • Under loose floorboards
  • Inside over-the-counter pain medication bottles
  • Vehicle glove compartment
  • Jewelry boxes
  • Tool box

Hiding the opium can often become a game for opium addicts. One sign to watch for is your loved one’s response to a particular area or item. He may react strongly when you get near or question him about a particular area or item because he is hiding opium there.

Finding Help for Opium Addiction

If you or a loved one is struggling with opium addiction, we can help. Call our toll-free number 24 hours a day to speak with a counselor who can help you discover your options for rehab so you can break free of opium addiction. We are available 24-hours a day, so call us now and start on the road to a drug-free life.