What’s an Opioid Anyway?

There’s been a lot of talk about the “Opioid Crises” lately, so we wanted to get everyone up to date on just what an opioid is. The term opioid, pronounced “oh-pee-oid”, refers to prescription pain medications and heroin. More specifically: oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet) hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet) diphenoxylate (Lomotil) morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin)…