What Are Prescription Opioids?
Prescription opioids, sometimes called prescription painkillers, are now one of the most commonly misused substances among Ontario youth. When used appropriately, they can be very effective in treating severe pain. But opioids can also produce a state of euphoria, making them prone to misuse. There are two types of opioid pain pills:
- over-the-counter opioids, which include drugs containing codeine, such as 222s and Tylenol 1.
- opiods that must be prescribed by a doctor or dentist, which include Tylenol 2, 3, and 4; OxyNEO (previously OxyContin); Demerol; Percocet; Talwin; Dilaudid; Tramadol and Darvon.