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Concept.png Opioid 
Synthetic drugs which mimic the effects of opiates, widely used recreationally and as analgesics.

An opioid is a drug which acts upon the body in a similar way to opium. Many have been invented since the development of the first, morphine. Some are totally synthetic,[citation needed] some are refinements of a plant product such as opium.


Fatal overdoses can happen,especially with the more potent opioids such as fentanyl.


Full article: Stub class article United States opioid epidemic

Opioids are widely used, especially in the US as analgesic drugs. The National Institutes of Health estimates some 3 million Americans are addicted to opioids.[1]



Page nameDescription
FentanylAn opioid of much greater potency than heroin, popular with big drug cartels.
HeroinAn important component of the illegal drug trade. A highly addictive pain killing drug which which is widely used recreationally.
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