Opiates are found naturally in the opium poppy plant, Papaver somniferum. There are psychoactive compounds in the opium plant, including morphine, codeine, and thebaine. All opioids, including the opiates, are listed under the Controlled Substances Act; and, are considered to be drugs of high abuse potential. Opiates are some of the most addictive drugs in human history. A lot of the time they will damage your relationships, make you lose your job, obtain an intravenously transmitted disease and end up in jail. Most opiate addict’s attempts to try to quit on their own produce unsuccessful outcomes because most of them are simply unable to self detox.
Opiate dependency means an opiate user is going to suffer from withdrawal symptoms whenever he or she stops taking opiates. Opiate addiction is compulsively seeking and using opiates while suffering from harmful consequences.
Withdrawals: Opiate withdrawal leaves many opiate addicts feeling trapped with limited options and causes mental distress including opiate craving and opiate seeking behaviors often time causing relapse. Typical signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal include: Lacrimation, Anorexia, Diarrhea, Rhinorrhea, Piloerection, Yawning, Cramps, Aches, Pupillary Dilation, Mild Fever, Sweating and Insomnia. Patients suffering from other severe medical conditions should seek the assistance of a specialist.