Drugs and Alcohol Addiction is a universal problem. There are several ways to overcome it.
Opium when contrasted with other drugs is highly addictive. The alkaloids like morphine and codeine present in it produce narcotic effects on human body. Its use creates tolerance as well as physical and psychological dependence. Opium is often swallowed, taken with beverages and smoked by abusers. This drug has a characteristic smell and a bitter taste, color varies from yellow to dark. The effects created with the usage of opium are almost similar to those of heroin and morphine.
Opium was used an analgesic until the development of Morphine. A person, who tries this drug for the first time becomes nauseous and even vomits. Regular use of this drug leads to appreciation of the narcotic effect it gives. Most people who are used to this drug experience a feeling of calm and well-being.
Effects of Opium
A person, who tries this drug for the first time becomes nauseous and even vomits. The pupils constrict, pulse and respiration rate slows and blood pressure falls. Depending on the amount of opium taken, this stage will change to a half conscious i.e. dreamy state. The various effects exerted by opium ranges from analgesia to narcosis, obsession to this drug can also lead to malnutrition and general poor self-care.
Symptoms of Opium Addiction
The first of three addiction symptoms that develop with the regular users is physical dependence. This occurs when the body adapts to the presence of drug for its functioning. If the drug is suddenly stopped withdrawal symptoms such as muscle spasms, back pain, tremors, restlessness, anxiety, rapid pulse, crying, runny nose and increased blood pressure occur. The severity of the symptoms depends on the amount of drug used. Tolerance is the next and it varies from person to person. In this condition the body of the abuser gets adapted to a certain amount of the drug being there and a higher dose of it is drug is required to get the initial effect. The last one is the psychological dependence. It is a condition when the abuser has a craving for the drug; it lasts even after the person stops using it.
Abusers can be treated very effectively by counseling, which will add strength to their will power. Holistic treatment will help to cure all the elements encompassing the mind, body and spirit.
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