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Is There Such a Thing as Controlled Opium Use?

Is There Such a Thing as Controlled Opium Use?Opium is extracted from certain parts of the poppy seed plant. Users of opium often experience feelings of pleasure and euphoria, and users may try to chase these feelings. In return, the body can create a tolerance to opium, causing addicts to increase the amounts of opium used just to experience the same results as they did on a smaller amount of opium.

Can You Use Opium Recreationally Without Causing Harm?

If the body builds a tolerance towards opium, the user will continuously need to adjust the dose. This can cause the user to use larger amounts and can cause the user to become addicted. Using opium recreationally can affect users in the following ways:

  • Health effects
  • Loss of family and friends
  • Financial difficulties

Opium can cause many health effects that range from sweating to possible death. Some of the effects are short term while others can be permanent. Family and friends often feel the impact of addiction almost immediately. They feel scared and sad for the addict. This can cause major strains in families. Once users become addicted to opium, they need a constant income to supply their needs for opium. This can cause them to struggle financially.

What Are the Dangers?

Every addiction is dangerous, and every addiction can cause addicts to lose certain things in their lives. The dangers associated with drug addiction are included in the following:

  • Death
  • Family’s safety
  • Friend’s and family’s reputation

Drug use can lead to death. The family then not only has to plan the funeral of their loved one, but also has to be the ones responsible to clean up the addict’s messes. Addicts can put their familys’ safety in jeopardy. By not paying dealers, bringing other addicts or dealers home and being around family members while under the influence of opium, users can place their familys’ safety and security in jeopardy.  The reputations of users’ families and friends can be ruined or damaged by drug use, behaviors and legal problems that drug use has caused. This can take years to rebuild and repair.

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If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to opium, please call our toll-free helpline. Our staff is available 24 hours to help answer your addiction and treatment questions. Stop letting your addiction ruin your life and everything you worked for. Call us today.