The what and how of common Opiates, by Ray M and Josh S
The Medical Use
Opiates are used to numb pain after surgery or severe injuries, patients can become addicted to the opiates while in the Hospital and leave searching for ways to get it on the streets.
Opiates are commonly administered by injecting, smoking or by ingesting pills.
The Long Term Affects
In the long term, Opiates can cause long term Pulmonary and Cardiovascular problems, and these effects are permanent.
Doses and Society
The effectiveness and how lethal the drug is varies on how frequently the user consumes it. Society views opiates as a deadly poison that people should pursue help in withdrawing from.
Treatment options are available for people addicted to Opiates, these treatment options are mostly rehabilitation centers to ween them off of the drug and some that make the user go into a full withdrawal.
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