Opioid Addiction

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Opioid Addiction Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain.  Some of the more well-known opioids are fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine, and morphine. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but because they produce euphoria in addition to pain relief, they can be misused and can lead…

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