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What Are Opioids?

A common question is, what are opioids? In short, opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription drugs such as oxycodone, Vicodin, codeine and morphine, as well as non-prescription drugs such as heroin. Opioids are often for pain relief. Addiction to opioids can be especially difficult to treat and requires specialized treatment such as…