Opiates cover a huge variety of drugs, ranging from legal drugs such as Fentanyl, Codeine and Morphine to illegal drugs such as Heroin and Opium.
Oxycodone (trade names include: OxyContin and Percocet).
Hydrocodone (trade names include: Vicodin and Lortab).
You typically hear the term opioid in reference to prescription opiates. Technically, the concept of opiates encompasses drugs naturally derived from the active narcotic components of the opium poppy. The opioid label includes synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs that are modified versions of these opiate building blocks. However, the terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that most prescription opioids are safe when prescribed by a doctor and used for a short period of time. The problem occurs when people begin to abuse prescription opioids or modify them.
Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug. It is used by millions of addicts around the world who are unable to overcome the urge to continue using the drug every day of their lives—knowing that if they stop, they will face the painful symptoms associated with withdrawal. Heroin, like opium and morphine, is made from the resin of poppy plants. Milky, sap-like opium is first removed from the pod of the poppy flower. This opium is refined to make morphine, then further refined into different forms of heroin. Most heroin is injected, creating additional risks for the user, who faces the danger of AIDS or other infectious diseases on top of the pain of addiction.
At Valor we understand the devastating impact Heroin and other opiates are causing in our society. The first step for any opiate addict is to safely detox them from the toxins. This can be a very unpleasant experience but is the first step to recovering. Once the client has completed a medical detox there are many therapeutic and holistic options for opiate users in treatment.
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