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The Addiction Research



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Topic: Substance dependence


Opiates are derived from a poppy plant, the main element being Morphium which effects the central nervous system.
The effects are pain and fear relieving. Chronic consumption may lead to an addiction.

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Heroin is the most common opiate and it is very addictive. According to US data 2,4 % of male and 1,5 % of female teenagers have tried heroin at least once. Men are more prone to addiction than women. If heroin is used regularly over a period of time a tolerance to the drug builds up.
Coming off the drug can be very difficult because withdrawal symptoms - although lasting for only a few days - are fairly severe.

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Somatic Comorbidities of Opioid Addiction Opioids