On the ninth day I had a pre-employment drug test. I took maybe 2 tablespoons of the stuff and have never used an opiate in my life... I am also clean from other drugs other than alcohol. I am in my mid twenties, resistance train daily, and have a fast metabolism. I despise the use of opiates, but had a nasty, nasty cough. I don't know how people use this stuff for recreation. The itching made drove me crazy.