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    guess you can say that people normally abuse drugs because they’re either down, or vulnerable. This makes me believe why people decide to consistently abuse drugs. Also I believe that “Other people, however, enjoy having boundless energy and being "on" all the time. Or, they may live such busy lives that they need an extra boost (or at least they think they do). Rather than prioritize their time so that they can get enough sleep, eat properly, and do all the things that guarantee enough energy and a good disposition to face life without drugs, they turn to” (Addiction Search). What exactly is an Opiate? An Opiate is, “a chemical that comes from the milky fluid of the unripe see pod of the opium poppy plant” (Inaba/Power Point). An Opioid on the other hand is, an alkaloid refined from opium. Codeine (also known as cough syrup, lean or purple drank), is an example of an opiate. Lean is a drank that rappers have made popular. This gives me the idea that those who abuse this drug are just following along with the trend. What I mean by following the trend is, they decide to use it because their idol, or favorite artist uses this particular drug. This can defiantly be one of the premier reasons why some people decide to start abusing this drug. Little do they know that when they’re abusing these drugs there are also effects that go along with them. For example, insensitivity to the warning signs of pain, lower blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate” (Inaba/Power Point).…

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    I worked as an ER nurse for several years. I saw plant use every night to treat something. In fact almost all medications we use today are plant derived. But the number one used plant is the Opium Poppy. We know it mainly as morphine and codeine. Opium Poppy has been used as far back as ten thousand years ago. The noted use of "Milk of Poppy" is very common in all historical data. It originated on the western side of the Mediterranean, but is now grown all over the world. The poppy plant…

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    Drug Abuse

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    It was first cultivated in 3400 B.C. in lower Mesopotamia. Opium was given the name Hul Gil, the ‘joy plant” by the Sumerians because its effects were considered magical and mystical. Throughout the years, opium was passed to the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Egyptians, the Middle East, Europe, Persia and India, and China. By 1729, the opium problem had become so widespread that the Chinese banned the use of opium for anything other than licensed medical use and in 1799; all opium trade was…

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    find one that sticks out from the others. I talked about ideally doing something that I am passionate about, something that keeps me motivated and interested when the days get long. Something that I feel has an ethical importance to it. Poppie went on to say that he wants me to be a lawyer. He thinks that due to my enjoyment for reading, most specifically history/non-fiction, to go along with me always being drawn to debating/negotiating, that I’d make for an ideal lawyer. I should…

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    linked by one key ingredient: opium. Opium is involved in the production of narcotics ranging from prescription medicine to illegal drugs. It has had an impact on many different points in history and on today’s world. From its impact in history and on the modern world to its legal and illegal production and uses, opium has the potential to be a very harmful drug. Opium is produced from the poppy plant species “Papaver somniferum” (“Opium Poppy”), also known as the opium poppy. To harvest…

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    Morphine Essay

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    this paper we will be examining the drug morphine as well as looking at opium poppy, whose family name is Papaveraceae; Genus name Papaver; species name somniferum. First readers will be introduced to the basic anatomy and physiology of the plant, including particulars about morphine’s relationship to opium poppy. Proceeding this discussion, readers will acquire an understanding about the species origin and historical usages. Following the discourse, readers will examine some modern facts and…

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    Opium Trade

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    trade. The opium trade is one of the largest dug markets in the world. The issue of personal is related to the private smuggling operations of the opium drug trade, which are an international crime. More so, there are private poppy farms that define the illegal of land to produce the drug. More so, the policy issues related to the opium trade involve a lack of governmental funding as a means of providing more law enforcement and military regulation of the drug trade. This was an important policy…

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    “During the 2006-2007 poppy growing season, Afghanistan produced a world record opium poppy crop that yielded 8,200 MT of illicit opium—an estimated 93% of the world’s supply.” In an article from USA Today, opium addicts are interviewed and give reasons for their initial opium addiction. Some discuss the fact that opium is the only drug that effectively relieves their pain. Others comment on the guilt they feel for contributing to their children becoming addicts. Many women watch their…

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    Smack, china white, horse, and black tar are some of the slang terms used for the drug heroin. We are told by our leaders in society, physicians, and enforcement agencies of horrors of this drug, however, less is commonly discussed is how the byproduct of this simple flower is converted into one the of most addictive drugs in our society. Heroin is the illegal opiate drug made from the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. The plant flourishes in dry warm climates; the vast majority of the…

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    Opium Research Paper

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    Opium is an astringent, yellowish-cocoa, immovably addictive sedative prescription masterminded from the dried juice of unripe instances of the opium poppy and containing alkaloids, for instance, morphine, codeine, and papaverine. It is conceivably a champion amongst the most adaptable medicines known thank to its rule element altering, morphenine, opium smothers torment, produces pleasure, activates rest and lessens inconvenience. In the long history of opium use far and wide, people searching…

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