Signs, Withdrawal Timeline & Treatment

Opium Addiction

Content Overview: Opium a powerful opiate is the pure, dried latex of the poppy plant that has a high potential for addiction. Typical derivatives of opium include morphine and codeine. While opium is not a typical substance in America, it does exist and those addicted may feel trapped. South Coast Counseling is here to help. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of opium addiction and how our treatment programs can help you overcome an addiction to opium.

Acquired from the opium poppy, opium is a highly addictive narcotic. The unripened pod of the flower is slit open, causing the sap to seep out and dry on the pod’s outer surface. The result is a yellowish-brown latex substance which can be scraped from the pod. It has a bitter taste and has varying alkaloid amounts, including thebaine, papaverine, codeine and morphine.

Opiate abuse has existed in one way or another for decades. For It is sometimes a stand-alone kind of addiction but at other times it may be in conjunction with other addictions. As an example, opiate abuse and alcohol abuse may go hand in hand. The results can be devastating, even deadly.

People suffering from opiate addiction symptomsare usually very unpredictable and have emotions that shift erratically. Here at South Coast Counseling, we have helped hundreds of people overcome opium use and addiction.


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Opium Addiction



accompanied by slow or shallowed breathing.


meaning small or tiny pupils in the eyes.


due to itchiness throughout the body.


also known as extreme drowsiness and fatigue.

Facts About Opium Addiction

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of treatment admissions for intravenous addictions are for Opiates.
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increase in opiate overdoses from July 2016 through September 2017 in over 52 areas in 45 states.

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With a personalized treatment plan, clients are much more likely to overcome the abuse issues and not return to substance abuse problems. If you suspect you or a loved one are facing addiction to opium, you should call us for an immediate consultation. We will then work with you to come up with an effective treatment solution that may involve combining therapies and solutions so you can regain control of your life.

The recovery process is multi-faceted. You can count on us to help you every step of the way so you can regain control of relationships, work and your life in general. Take the first step in recovering and call us.

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