Opiates are alkaloid compounds found naturally in the opium poppy plant
Papaver somniferum. The psychoactive compounds found in the opium plant
Opiates, both illegal substances like heroin and prescription drugs like OxyContin
, can be extremely addictive with damaging and even deadly effects.
Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain
signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which
May 20, 2016 ... Opiates produce a sense of wellbeing or euphoria that can be addictive to some
people. Opiates are legitimately used for treating pain.
Opiates are drugs that derive in some way from the opium poppy.
Jan 26, 2016 ... It is generally only a matter of time before a person addicted to an opiate like
heroin, OxyContin or Vicodin decides that they have to stop using ...
Learn about opiate addiction symptoms, warning signs, withdrawal, causes and
negative health effects of opioid abuse. Delta Addiction Center.
Which opiates are abused? Heroin ("junk," "smack") accounts for 90 percent of
the opiate abuse in the United States. Sometimes opiates with legal medicinal ...
What Are Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms? Opiate drugs, including prescription
painkillers and heroin, can produce withdrawal symptoms just hours after the last
Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Opiate and opioid withdrawal.