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    Figuring out if pupils mean someone is still on drugs
    An_250153 posted:
    I have a friend who has a drug problem. Has been trying to get help but i notice his pupils are sometimes still very small. How long would the pupils stay so tiny if he is still abusing oxy or another opiat?
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    James Golden, MD responded:
    Your friend sounds like he has an addiction to opiates. I would encourage him to try to continue seeking help because chemical dependency treatment will help him.

    Sometimes simply seeking the help of a primary care physician is the answer. Your friend is probably having a hard time because opiates can have a very powerful effect on anyone who has been taking them for a long time.

    Your friend's pupils are small because he is using opiates.
    gmh12 replied to James Golden, MD's response:
    How long would it usually take for the pupils to go back to a normal size

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