Opioids are highly addictive narcotic substances that include prescription drugs for pain and street drugs including heroin. Fentanyl is both a prescribed substance as well as an illegal street drug.

Prescription Drugs are prescribed by a doctor to provide relief from chronic pain and must be used with extreme caution. These drugs include: morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, Vicodin, codeine, and tramadol.

Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive opioid drug and most heroin users claim their use began after the use of a prescribed narcotic.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid most often prescribed to treat severe pain related to advanced cancer and is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is a prescription drug but there is fentanyl being made illegally and sold on the streets. Most fentanyl overdose deaths are linked to illegally made product.

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