|Since prehistoric times, opiates have been used in religious practices, medicinally, and in food preparation. However, this class of drugs is extremely addictive and has been the cause of legislative battles and wars. Authors in this anthology discuss the development and history of opiates, including morphine, heroin, and Oxycontin. The controversies over international opiate smuggling, drug abuse, and, addiction treatment are also highlighted.|
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Discusses the history of opiates and examines their popularity, various types, and physical effects.