What Are Opioids?
Opioids are a drug class that includes heroin, synthetic opioids (such as fentanyl), and prescription pain relievers such as OxyContin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone), Percocet, Actiq, morphine, and many more. Opioids interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain and can cause physiological dependence.
Most Common Indicators of an Opioid Addiction
- Slowed Breathing
- Sudden Financial Problems
- Mood Swings
- Doctor Shopping
- Social Withdrawal
* This is a non-exhaustive list, intended for informational purposes only.