Opiates, prescription painkillers and narcotics are everywhere. They are used worldwide by millions for their painkilling mind numbing qualities. They are now legally prescribed by doctors and sold illegally by dope dealers a like. There are many types and qualities of opiates. But first consider these opioid addiction statistics below:
- In 2007, the number of overdose deaths from prescription opioids outnumbered deaths from heroin and cocaine combined.
- In the U.S., prescriptions have increased over the past decade to 3.4 billion annually, a 61 percent increase.
- Retail sales of prescription drugs jumped 250 percent from $72 billion to $250 billion, while the average price of prescriptions has more than doubled from $30 to $68.
I’ve listed below a comprehensive list of the different types of opiates, narcotics and pain killers available:
- MS Contin
- Oxy IR, Oxycontin
- Oxycodone IR, Oxycodone
- Roxy Opiates
- Suboxone/ Subutex
There are many different types of opiates all used more or less for pain relief. Opiates are prescribed in strengths for for pain relief that varies from mild to severe depending on the type and dosage. So to further simplify things I’ve broken the types of opiates, prescription painkillers & narcotics down into the following categorie:
Common Opiates Prescribed for Beginning Pain Relief
generic: hydrocodone and acetaminophen
name brand: Lortab, Norco, Vicodin
Common Prescription Opioids for Intermediate Pain Relief
name brand: Percocet, Percodan,
Common Prescription Opioids for Severe Pain Relief
generic: OxyContin, Opana, Morphine,
name brand: Roxicodone
types: Heroin, black tar, china white, H, cheese
types: Tramadol, Ultram, Suboxone, Methadone