What Are Opioids?
Opioids are a class of drugs, both natural, and synthetic that are derived from the Poppy flower. They are some of the most addictive substances, and also some of the most widely abused.
Opioids come in a variety of forms and strengths. Some of the more common opioids prescribed for pain are hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and codeine. Drugs such as heroin, and fentanyl are also opioids. When used medicinally and as prescribed by a physician, they have powerful pain-relieving properties. However, due to the euphoria they produce they are also highly addicting both physically and mentally and should always be used as prescribed.
Even when used as prescribed by a doctor, an addiction to these types of drugs is possible.