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Opium Side Effects


One of the most detrimental side effects of opium is addiction. Opium addiction occurs very rapidly, sometimes within weeks. Once your child becomes addicted to opium, they will continue to use the drug not only for the purpose of intoxication, but too avoid the painful side effects associated with withdrawal that naturally come with opiate addiction.

    Opium side effects include but are not limited to:
  • malnutrition
  • respiratory complications
  • low blood pressure
  • mental and physical health problems
  • severe constipation
  • contracted pupils
  • moodiness
  • menstrual irregularities
  • lung, liver, kidney and brain damage
  • collapsed veins from injecting the drug
  • loss of weight
  • reduction of sex hormone levels
  • frequent infections
  • pregnancy complications including still birth
  • death

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  • Alcohol Facts
  • The effects felt from opium last approximately 4 hours.
  • Opium is the crudest form and also the least potent of the Opiates.
  • Opium, in its raw form is likely to be contaminated with bacteria and fungi.
  • Opium addiction occurs very rapidly, sometimes within weeks.