Opium and its forms (which include morphine, heroin, oxycodone, and the synthetic opioid narcotics) lead to an abnormal mental state, which generally involves excessive
Intoxication - opioids
In the United States, the most commonly abused opioids are heroin and methadone.
A new study published in the October 2012 issue of Pain Medicine investigated the burden of illness and treatment patterns in 1,700... Read more »
Opioid medications have a natural property that causes physical dependence. Other medications used to treat high blood pressure,... Read more »
A systematic review, published in the October 2012 issue of the journal Addiction, found that only 4.5% of people who are prescribed opioid... Read more »
As opioids become increasingly accepted as an effective form of pain management for some types of chronic pain, doctors are concerned about the use... Read more »