Opium Overdose and Opium Overdose Symptoms
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Opium Overdose

Opium is a drug made from the poppy plant. Opium consists of many chemicals that affect the human body, the most notable of which are morphine and codeine. Both are narcotic in their effects, but morphine is the more potent of the two. Opium can be smoked, eaten, or injected. Opium effects can last up to thirty six hours. Smaller doses have a decreased duration of effect. Large doses of opium induce slow breathing, low blood pressure, and sleep
Repeated opium use leads to addiction. Unlike some drugs, habitual use of opiates makes a person physically and possibly psychologically dependent. An opium addict can die from the effects of withdrawal if opium use is discontinued. Accidental opium overdose can occur when high doses are taken, or if the drug is mixed with alcohol or barbiturates. 

Opium overdose symptoms may include 

  • slow breathing
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constricted pupils
  • moist
  • cold bluish skin
  • uncontrollable drowsiness
Drowsiness can turn into coma and respiratory failure, resulting in death.

Opium Overdose and Opium Overdose Symptoms
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