In Signs of Opiate Addiction , we discussed the terms opiates and opioids. Both are powerful drugs that are highly effective for the relief of pain. And, as all too many of us know, they are dangerously addictive. What’s the difference between the two? You often hear the words used interchangeably.
Let’s look at their origins.
Natural vs. Synthetic vs. Semi-Synthetic Opioids
Natural opiates most often originate from the...