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What are Opioids?
Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some prescription opioids are made from the plant directly, and others are made by scientists in labs using the same chemical structure. Opioids are often used as medicines because they contain chemicals that relax the body and can relieve pain. Opioids can also make people feel very relaxed and “high” – which is why they are sometimes used for non-medical reasons. This can be dangerous because opioids can be highly addictive, and overdoses and death are common. Heroin is one of the world’s most dangerous opioids, and is never used as a medicine in the United States.
Commonly prescribed opioids.
hydrocodone (Vicodin®) oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®)oxymorphone (Opana®)morphine (Kadian®, Avinza®)codeinefentanyl. Popular slang terms for opioids include Oxy, Percs, and Vikes.
How do people misuse opioids?
Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but they can be misused. People misuse prescription opioids by taking the medicine in a way or dose other than prescribed Taking someone else’s prescription medicine Taking the medicine for the effect it causes to get high If you suspect someone has overdosed, the most important step to take is to call 911 so he or she can receive immediate medical attention.
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ASAAP staff can provide an educational presentation on community health crisis and general opioid education for agencies, community groups, students, and pharmacies/Doctors’ offices. Email email@example.com to request a presentation!