Teen Opiate Abuse

As professionals working in teen-drug-treatment-centers we see many adolescents coming into drug-treatment who have been abusing opiates. Opiates come from the Poppy plant. The Poppy plant produces a substance called opium. Many drugs that are being abused today by teens are made from Opium. Drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodine, Norco, Cheese and Heroin. Drugs like Oxy and Vicodine create a sense of well being, pleasure and a dream-like-state. There is a very high risk of addiction and overdose resulting in death for adolescent-drug-users.

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