Already the hospitals were worrying about the scarcity of quinine, calomel, opium, chloroform and iodine.
Chloroform was so scarce now it was used only for the worst amputations and opium was a precious thing, used only to ease the dying out of life, not the living out of pain.
He had opium.
There are no more uses of "opium" in the book.
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Sometimes it looked like a French bordello, or a Victorian opium den, or the inside of a spaceship.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
There was relief all around, but soon the thread had been overtaken by a multi-participant debate about the efficacy of that war, U.S. foreign policy in general, whether or not we won in Vietnam or Grenada or even WWI, and the ability of the Afghans to self-govern, and the opium trade financing the insurgents, and the possibility of legalization of any and all illicit drugs in America and Europe.