Elections are meant to elect a representative from the crowd who will contribute its part in boosting the economy as well as the development. However, the face of election is a bit different in many regions, especially Punjab, where less about politics and more about drugs. A leader is chosen, but the means to reach this decision is appalling as the youths are attracted to spread the world and gather the crowd for promotions using drugs.
Yes, this is the fact and it is pretty clear from the statistics which states 7 out of 10 people in Punjab are addicted to drugs. Politicians allure the youth by offering them free drugs and ask them to bring more youth in their support for the same favour. The condition has worsened from the past few years, and if similar situation prevails, it is going to be much tougher in the future.
Nowadays, different types of drugs are available in the market. It is not just the alcohol that the modern youth is addicted to. They are actually habitual for consuming substances like cocaine, heroin and opiates, which are actually the most popular forms of substances that people are addicted to.
Unlike other, opiates are bit different and most of the youth in Punjab is addicted to opium, smack, brown sugar and poppy husk. Let us take a deep insight into opiates, the most popular addicting substance available across the nation.
What are opiates?
Derived from poppy plants, opiates are basically a group of drugs used for treating pain. In a positive sense, they are quite beneficial for an individual. However, when look at its negative side, they actually pose a serious threat to the life of an addict as an overdose of it often takes the life of the addict due to choking of respiratory system.
It actually brings a sense of relief after treating the pain, but this relief becomes a sought of addiction and they get used to taking it regularly. Many people develop tolerance ultimately because of which they feel like getting more and more to experience the same relief. Thus, it turns into addiction within a matter of few days. Tolerance to the joyful effect of opiates is much faster than tolerance to its harmful effects. This is the reason; people are becoming opiate addict very soon, usually beyond our expectations.
What are symptoms of opiates withdrawal?
Since opiate addiction withdrawal is just like any other addiction, it is actually tougher and of course, uncomfortable.
- Some of the withdrawal symptoms include:• Low energy
• Runny nose and Teary eyes
• Hot and cold sweats
• Goose bumps
• Muscle aches and pains
• Abdominal cramping
These symptoms can last from one week to one month. Emotional symptoms such as low energy, anxiety and insomnia can last for a few months as well, just after stopping high doses of opiates. And once the early stage of withdrawal symptoms is over, you will still experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms, which are less severe but last longer.
Rehab centers are specially made for such people, so in case you are struggling to quit this habit, it is right time to approach a consultant and get the right treatment on the right time.