What Are Opioids?

Opioids are drugs that may be used to help manage pain.


Recognize these names?

  • Oxycodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
  • Codeine

They are all opioids.


Whatever the reason was for using opioids, few may have thought they’d grow dependent on them.

While opioids may be effective pain medications, they can be dangerous if they are abused.1 How Dependence can start
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