Recently a college student lost his life from using opiates in a way that most people never heard of before, “poppy tea.” This bitter concoction is as foul as its taste! Most of us have known that people use opiates by snorting, smoking, and injecting them, but sipping opiate tea? Actually, this is not a new practice, but rather an ancient one; poppy tea has been used for thousands of years as a pain reliever, sleep aid, cough suppressant, intoxicant, and to detox off of other opiates. This home remedy that has been used worldwide is crude and unpalatable to most.
There are no controls of the potency of poppy teas as they are made. They can have varying effects from light relaxation to overpowering sedation, nausea, and death. Many young people mix strong flavorings into the tea such as licorice, and other strong flavors to cover the bitter taste of the tea. Sadly, anyone can learn how to make this lethal drug on the internet. I will not describe the ingredients or the procedure of making this “poppy tea” in this article for obvious reasons.
The use of poppy tea is addicting. There have been many cases of young people who found themselves with chronic opiate addictions after consuming poppy tea. Just like any other drug that is made under unregulated conditions, this drug is very dangerous. Professionals warn that this is not an answer to get off of other forms of opiates. Addiction experts warn that “poppy tea” is very dangerous and should never be considered as an alternative to other medications used to detox from opiate addiction.
If you are in college, don’t let peer pressure get you involved with dangerous drugs. Your life is worth more than using drugs. No one has to die from addiction. If you or someone you know has an addiction problem, or needs help, please call today.