"In 3-4 days, tolerance develops, meaning the same amount of drug causes less effect. Within 2 weeks, an individual will have been habituated to an opiate."
A man talks about his addiction to opiates and what led up to him enrolling in a methadone treatment program.
"The opiates that we're using now are - like pharmaceutical Oxycontins - they're very much potent than anything anybody grew when we began planting opiates."
"Opiate addiction is an extremely diverse issue. It ranges from IV heroin consumption to prescription medicines."