Opioid and Opiate Epidemic

Opioid and Opiate Epidemic

As someone dependent on opiates, you may have begun using the powerful drug to cope with physical pain and not known quite how addictive the substance was and how reliant you could become. Painkillers are a type of drug to help with moderate and severe pain. These types which are made from manufacturers include oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and morphine. The problem is that opiates are highly addictive after long-term use and in higher amounts.   Opioids are available legally -- as prescription drugs for painkillers -- and on the black market in other forms, such as heroin. Opiates (the natural chemical...

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