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Harms of Recreational Opium Use

Harms of Recreational Opium UsePeople decide to abuse opium recreationally for different reasons such as the following:

  • A person may want to be a part of a certain group that uses opium or opiates
  • A person feels the need to escape pressures at work, home or school through opium use
  • A person sees using opium as a part of having a “good time”

Whatever the reason that someone decides to use opium recreationally, he or she most likely does not view using the drug as a big deal. It is easy to think that using opium a few times is harmless, but that idea is entirely and completely wrong. Opium abuse is serious and can bring with it severe negative consequences.

Opium Addiction Resulting from Recreational Use

Recreational abuse of opium leads to opium addiction. Because opium is highly addictive, it doesn’t take long for your body to develop tolerance for a certain amount of opium. This means that the body will stop responding to that certain amount of the drug. This leads many people to take more opium to achieve the desired effect. This cycle of tolerance and taking more opium can lead to a gripping opium addiction that can be difficult to shake. Opium addictions are damaging to your emotional, psychological and physical health. The more you abuse opium, the more that you will feel withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. Withdrawal symptoms can last for days and can limit recovery efforts. Withdrawal symptoms may cause opium users to continue the drug even after they have decided to stop.

Opium Abuse Effects

Opium abuse can cause several harmful effects to you as well as those around you, and these may include the following:

  • Opium can cause you to act much differently than you would under normal circumstances
  • Opium can disrupt relationships between you and your friends or family
  • Opium may cause you to neglect responsibilities related to school or work

End the Harms of Recreational Opium Abuse

If you or someone you love is abusing opium recreationally, the time to seek professional help is now. Opium abuse is a serious problem that can lead to a serious addiction. Our toll-free helpline is available to you 24 hours a day to help you put an end to the harms of recreational opium abuse. We can help you find the right recovery options, answer your questions about opium abuse and opium addiction treatment and help you find out if your insurance will pay for treatment. You can reverse the effects opium has had on your life. Call now.