Opiates, prescription painkillers and narcotics are everywhere. They are used worldwide by millions daily for their painkilling and mind numbing qualities. Opiates are obtained legally thru a prescriptions from doctors or sold illegally in forms like heroin by dope dealers. There are many types opiates available and opiate addiction has swept America, consider these opioid addiction statistics:
- 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 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 categories:
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