Opioids are pain relievers with an origin to that of like heroin. They can cause euphoria and are use non-medically, leading to possible overdose & death.
Examples of these include Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Lortab, Morphine, Oxycodone, Percocets, Opana, Demerol, Dilaudid, Methadone
The short-terms effects include pain relief, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, slowed breathing & death.
The long-terms effects are unknown. However, there are other health-related issues that include miscarriage, low birth weight when pregnant. There is a higher risk of accidental misuse or abuse, increased drug interactions, risk of HIV, hepatitis, & other infectious diseases.
There are symptoms of withdrawal these include restlessness, muscle & bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes, leg movements.
They can be injected, swallowed, smoked, or snorted.