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The Beginnings of Drug Abuse

Mind-altering, intoxicating, psychoactive substances are part of human centricity since the advent of civilization. The substance abuse started with opiates and cocaine in the  late 1800s and early 1900s , these  two were the primary drugs to be legally accepted within the United States. Opium was called folk medicine for several thousand years, Chinese and subcontinent people accustomed to chewing leaves of opium to satisfy their needs, provide a way of euphoria and other desirable effects, and to serve a function. The consumption of alcohol increased its zenith by late 18th  century with the average person drinking three to four, gallons each year. Initially the drug was used for the treatment and medicinal purposes.   Physicians wont to prescribe opium for managing symptoms instead of managing cure for the disease. Opium was employed in the management of a good type of diseases e.g.   chronic respiratory disorders syphilis rheumatism malaria insomnia anxiety fatigue alcoholism Morp
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