Opiate addiction has become an epidemic in the US over the past few years. Opiates are prescribed by doctors as painkillers and they also induce a feeling of euphoria which makes it a drug of choice for abuse.
When taken in doses more than the one prescribed, Opiates have dire effects on one’s body. There are three types of opiates:
- Natural – Morphine and Codeine
- Semi-synthetic (Opioids) – Heroin, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphine, Oxycodone etc.
- Synthetic – Fentanyl, Methadone, Propoxyphene and Pentazocine