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Opium Addiction

Opium is a powerful narcotic drug from the opium poppy seed pod–Papaversomniferum. It comes in different colors with a distinct odor and bitter taste.


opium addictionPrescriptively, opium offers different benefits to the body: analgesia (pain reliever), narcosis (state of drowsiness), calmness, cough and diarrhea suppression. On the other hand, abuse of opium leads to malnutrition, poor self-care and even death.


Symptoms of abuse:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Mood swings
  • Hives/welts
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heightened anxiety
  • Chest pain
  • Constricted pupils
  • Cold sweats
  • Runny nose


Effects of substance abuse with Opium:

  • Slow heart rate
  • Mental function
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle and bone
  • Agitation
  • Irritability
  • Seizures
  • Itching
  • Rashes
  • Skin redness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorientation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Wheezing
  • Confusion
  • Long sleep to insomnia


Sometimes, talking about the addiction helps. If a sit-down meeting could help someone you know, ask for help at TruVida Recovery – Orange County. Our counselors are available at 949-388-3866.