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Side Effects of Opiate Addiction

Opiates are group of drugs that are meant for pain alleviation. When abused, these drugs can cause a lot of health complications. These drugs are derived from the poppy plants and can also be naturally occurring.

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Side Effects of Opiate Addiction

  1. 1. Side Effects of Opiate Addiction Opiates are group of drugs that are meant for pain alleviation. When abused, these drugs can cause a lot of health complications. These drugs are derived from the poppy plants and can also be naturally occurring.
  2. 2. Side Effects of Opiate Addiction Many people abuse the opiates because they bring about comfort and can help relive stress. There is a general feeling of contentment and warmth once these substances are taken. Still, someone suffering from chronic pain will get dependent to these drugs because the pain is completely eliminated once the drugs are taken. Therefore, many people, sick or not are already addicted to these drugs. The Side Effects Some of the immediate side effects of abusing opiates include: ● Increase in body temperature ● Dry mouth ● Heavy feeling on the limbs ● Euphoria Read More: What You Need To Know About Opiate Addiction
  3. 3. Side Effects of Opiate Addiction After a long time of using the opiates, an individual becomes tolerant and will not have any immediate side effects. However, they are unable to function without the drugs, and can have fatal health withdrawal complications if they try to stop using them. Further, as they use the injections, it is possible for them to get HIV infections. It is also possible to get spontaneous abortion and hepatitis. Overdose of the same drug causes sudden death. Many addicts who do not really know ‘what is an opiate’ neglect their responsibilities. They become slaves to the drugs, which further means that they do anything and everything for the sake of getting a daily dosage of the drugs. They are also not concerned about their hygiene, which can cause other health complications such as diarrhea and parasite infestation among other things. Read More: Understanding Opiates, Side Effects, Causes or Treatment
  4. 4. Side Effects of Opiate Addiction Power of Information Without a complete understanding of ‘what is an opiate’ and the possible side effects, it is very hard to convince the majority to quit using these substances. It is therefore paramount that people are educated on these drugs and how to use them appropriately. Further, addicted people should be taken to the rehabilitation centers for detoxification and therapy. Read More: Legal, Available yet Harmful Drugs – The Opiates
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