From what I read, opium has more effects; seems like it could even be better than heroin. This talks about its psychedelic effects:rachamim said:Nope, not the same. smoking heroin is much more sedating and of course euphoric.
You Cannot Deny the Experiences of Others (Erowid)rachamim said:As for Booth, I have that book actually. I enjoy his writing but opium is not psychadelic in the least. t is a sedating experience but if someone saw things it is coming from their mind, not an effect of the substance.
sonic said:A lot of tar H is sold as "opium" to people because heroin caries a negative social stigma. The easiest way to tell if you have tar heroin instead of opium is to see if it smells somewhat similar to vinegar.
And indoors:sonic said:It's pretty rare in the states even though poppies can successfully grow outdoors virtually anywhere in the country.
Nobody? I don't understand why everybody here says smoking opium sucks but it used to be so (relatively) popular. Is it just that smoking heroin is that much better but opium is still good or what? 'splain it.bulldog8b said:Never smoked opium, only smoked heroin once or twice for that matter, like others said, I like mine IV, thank you. Anyway, it seems most people here are saying smoking opium is a bum deal. Why then, the popularity of it in the 19th century and before? When I think of opium dens, I think of people smoking opium and nodding out, just like a bunch of IV heroin users sitting around. Are you just saying it is bunk compared to heroin or all around? 'Splain yourself!! Spanks.
There's definitely a huge difference between an opiate high and i.e. an LSD or peyote high. But I can see where Booth is coming from. I've noticed some pretty interesting changes in the way I perceive sound while opiated, and I can imagine the sort of images that might arise from staring at a candle flame while in the midst of a nice nod.rachamim said:As for Booth, I have that book actually. I enjoy his writing but opium is not psychadelic in the least. t is a sedating experience but if someone saw things it is coming from their mind, not an effect of the substance.