Know the facts and connect with support to help you address known or suspected heroin use with your child.
Opium is an opioid or narcotic, made from the white liquid in the poppy plant.
Typically, opium is found as a black or brown block of tar like powder. It is also available in liquid and solid forms. It can be smoked, intravenously injected, or taken in pill form.
Opium can cause euphoria, followed by a sense of well-being and a calm drowsiness or sedation.
Signs of use include nausea, confusion and constipation. If you’re concerned your child may be using opium or other substances, the following can help you address the behavior and get them needed treatment.