Addiction to anything is bad. Addiction can easily be defined as a psychological disorder generating a compulsive urge to consume or do something. Addiction is common for certain substances which directly affect the nervous system of the brain such as caffeine, nicotine, morphine, alcohol, anti depressants, stimulants, pain relievers among others. Consumption of such substance not only affects the physical health of the individual but it also affects the financial, emotional and mental health of the individual. Addiction is faster and more in case such substances are inhaled or injected into the human body.
Opium Substance Abuse-Opiate Addiction
Opium is an illicit drug, and is highly addictive non-synthetic narcotic. It derived from the opium poppy seed pod (Papaver somniferum). . The milky fluid that seeps from its incisions in the unripe seed pod of this poppy has been scraped by hand and air-dried to produce what is known as opium. The opium substance has a black or brown color, resembling tar like substance. The opium is normally smoked, in order to get high. When smoked, the opiate chemicals rapidly pass in to the lungs, where they are absorbed quickly in the blood stream, and then distributed to all vital organs. If opium is ingested by mouth, the drug will take longer to produce its effects.