The Peaceful Pill eHandbook Exit RPA Test for Opioids
The opioids range widely on the RPA Test. This is because it remains difficult to establish the lethality of a single dose. This reduces their Reliability factor (Morphine 4/10, Fentanyl 6/10). In regard to Peacefulness, all opioids rate well (9-10/10).
Availability is rated at 4/10 as sometimes morphine or fentanyl are readily available (eg. if a person is suffering from a recognised painful disease). But the use of the opiates as drugs of addiction, and their place in the illegal narcotics trade, makes them very difficult to obtain. Purity is always an issue with illegal street opioids.
Minor criteria scores are also vary. Preparation is easy (5/5), although constricted ‘pinpoint’ pupils will alert a paramedic or doctor to the presence of opioids in the system (Undetectability = 2/5, 4/5 for Fentanyl).
Death from morphine can also be slow, depending on a person’s sensitivity and tolerance. Frustration and failure can occur if someone intervenes and if the opiate antagonist, naloxone, is used (Speed = 2/5).
There are no safety issues with these drugs (Safety = 5/5). The opioids have a moderate shelf life (Storage = 3/5). There are significant legal issues involved in obtaining these drugs (Legality =1/5).