What is an Opiate?
The CDC reports that the word “opiates” refers to natural opioids specifically. Common drugs in this category include:
|Generic Name||Street Name|
|Opiate||Heroin, Morphine, Codeine|
Our body also produces opioid-like substances called endorphins and enkephalins. These endogenous opioids produce a “natural high” that doesn’t cause addiction.
Do You Know Someone Struggling with Drugs?
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.