Opiates are medications derived from the Opium poppy. There are several drugs in this class of medication, as well as synthetic but similar compounds known as opioids. Learn more about this class of drug, as well as how these substances impact people, their mental health, and their life.
Opioid painkillers work very well in limited situations. If you’re experiencing intense pain after an injury or medical procedure, taking opioids for a few days [...]
The opioid crisis in the US keeps getting worse every year. In 2017, nearly 50,000 people died of opioid-related overdoses. One reason so many people continue u [...]
Opioid withdrawal is famously awful. It’s often described as the worst flu you’ve ever had, but what makes it even worse is that you know you can stop it any ti [...]
One of the ways the United States government seeks to reduce drug abuse and addiction is via our legal system. As fast as they outlaw one drug, new ones keep po [...]