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.