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What Drugs Are Opiates
Narcs: Narcotic is a legal term, relating to schedule 1 meds (marijuana, heroin, pcp, lsd etc). Opiate means a naturally occurring alkaloid derived from the opium poppy (codeine, morphine, thebaine). Opioid is any semisynthetic med which binds the same opioid receptors as the opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many options, but...: Naltrexone, methadone and suboxone are the drugs used to treat opiate addiction. However, these drugs merely buy u time by lowering ur risk of relapse while you engage in the core work of recovery - which is disengaging from using friends, building new rituals to replace those of addiction, going to NA, working with a sponsor, going through an (usually outpatient) treatment program. Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drugs derived from: the opium or poppy plant are officially opiates, and these include morphine, codeine, and papaverine, and semi-synthetics such as dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone and several others. "Opioids" are drugs that also act on the opiate receptors but are chemically different - methadone, fentanyl, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) darvon and many others. Endorphins/enkephalins are opioids. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on which opiate drugs you are referring to, how long you have been on them and what dose you are using. The more important question is how long do these drugs stay in the baby. Discuss with your obgyn which prescribed opiate medications or which illegal narcotics you are taking. Then a plan can be made to keep you and the baby safe ...Read more
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