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Opium

Opium poppies
Opium poppy

The composition of a typical opium poppy is:

                %    First isolated

Morphine        10       1817          Used to produce heroine
Codeine          2       1832
Thebaine         8                     Used to produce hydrocodone and hydromorphone
Papaverine      14       1848          Not psychoactive
Noscapine        5       1820          Not psychoactive
Other alkaloiods  .1


                 Strength   Half life   Dose
                              hours      mg

Carfentanil         30000        7.7       .0003
Ohmefentanil         6300
Dihydroetorphine     4000                  .03
Etorphine            2000                  .006
Sufentanil            750        4.4       .015  Strongest opioid used in human medicine
Ocfentanil            180                  .06
Fentanyl               75         .04      .1
Oxymorphone             7        8       10
Hydromorphone           5        2.5      1.5    Dilaudid
Heroine                 4.5      <.6      2.2    Diamorphine
Methadone               3.5     30       35
Oxycodone               1.5      4        6.7
Morphine                1        2.5     10
Hydrocodone             1        5       10      Vicodin
Codeine                  .1      2.8    180
Naproxen                 .0072  18     1380
Ibuprofen                .0045   2     2220
Aspirin                  .0028   6     3600

Strength data


Opioids

Codein
Hydrocodone
Hydrocodone
Morphine
Morphine
Oxycodone
Oxycodone

Methadone
methadone
Heroine
Heroine
Hydromorphone
Oxymorphone
Oxymorphone

Fentanyl
Fentanyl
Ocfentanil
Sufentanil
Sufentanil
Etorphine
Etorphine

Dihydroetorphine
Carfentanil


Non-opioids

Aspirin
Aspirin
Ibuprofen
Naproxen
Alcohol
Caffeine
Nicotine

Tetrahydrocannabinol
Adrenaline
Noadrenaline
Dopamine
Seratonin


Opium addiction

The brain calculates from the rear forward. The hindbrain (subconscious) is like the foundation of a building and the forebrain (conscious) constitutes the upper stories. If you overemphasize the upper stories and they become disconnected from the foundation then the brain fractures into bifurcation. Opium encourages this bifurcation by making it easier to maintain conscious while neglecting the foundation. Solutions include:

Meditation can help restore the foundations, but you have to know what your doing. Many techniques exist, such as Alexander Technique, The Feldenkrais Method, Reiki, Kundalini Yoga, but Shaolin meditation is the most powerful. This is a textbook on the art of Shaolin meditation.

Marijuana has the potential to substitute for opium craving. Marijuana cannot be overdosed where as opium is easily overdosable.


Half life

The half life of a drug should neither be too short nor too long. If it's too short then you can't use it for long-term meditation. If it's too long then there is a risk of overdose. The drug should also not be stronger than morphine. Morphine is strong enough. The opoids with moderate half lives are:

            Strength   Half life   Dose
                         hours      mg

Oxycodone     1.5         4         6.7                                              
Morphine      1           2.5      10                                                
Hydrocodone   1           5        10      Vicodin                                   
Codeine        .1         2.8     180
Vicodin and codeine appear to be the ideal meditation opoids.
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