Opioids Research Paper

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Opioids come in many forms, both licit and illicit drugs. Licit drugs would be considered pharmaceuticals, since they are prescribed by doctors and usually come in pill forms. Some examples of licit opioids are: OxyContin®, Vicodin®, codeine, morphine, methadone, and fentanyl. The illicit drugs would be heroin and can come in many different forms. Both forms must be consumed with caution due to their addictive nature.

They are distributed in many different ways. If licit, they are prescribed by doctors for a medical reason but often people lie to get the drug. If illicit you get them from drug dealers who sell them at a hefty price. Many addicts are desperate to get their next fix, they even go the trouble of breaking into medicine cabinets
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