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Opioids are a diverse class of moderately strong painkillers, including oxycodone (commonly sold under trade names OxyContin and Percocet) hydrocodone (Vicodin) and a very strong painkiller, fentanyl, which is synthesized to resemble other opiates such as opium derived morphine and heroin. The potency and availability of these substances, despite their high risk of addiction and overdose, have made them popular both as formal medical treatments and as recreational drugs.  Due to their sedative effects on the part of the brain which regulates breathing, the respiratory center of the medulla oblongata, opioids in high doess present the potential for respiratory depression, and may cause respiratory failure and death.

 Please tell us if you have experienced addiction or problems with opioids and what works for you. Share an idea, experience or thought with us here.

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