Opiates vs Opioids

 

What’s the Difference?

Do you know the difference between opiates and opioids?

They are both used as pain remedies but they do differ in their origin.

Opiates are a natural pain remedy. Opiates are originated from natural substances that come from the opium poppy. Examples are:
•Opium
•Morphine
•Heroin
•Codeine

Opioids are manufactured synthetic or partly synthetic drugs. A few examples of opioids are:
•Fentanyl
•Percocet
•Oxycodone
•Demerol

Both opiates and opioids are used to relieve pain.

When a person is being treated by a doctor and uses the pain medication correctly, chances of becoming addicted are limited. However, both opiates and opioids have the potential to cause addiction.
If a person does become addicted to these drugs, then the addiction can take over their life. A person can end up “doctor shopping” in order to obtain their medication. Addiction can also lead a person to commit crimes such as theft in order to finance their addiction. A person addicted to opiates or opioids can also turn to a drug trafficker in order to get their “fix”.

What happens if you are arrested?

Charges and penalties vary if a person is arrested for drug possession. A felony drug possession charge can be either a first, second, or third-degree felony or a misdemeanor depending on the amount of drug in your possession. For example, if you are charged with drug possession felony of the first degree, you could face up to 30 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. If you are charged with drug possession of the third degree, you could face up to 5 years in jail and up to $5,000 in fines.
Turning to other crimes such as doctor shopping, theft, or drug trafficking can also result in prison time and fines.

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