Opioid drugs are a class of medications that relieve pain by acting on opioid receptors in your brain cells. The two main types are morphine, which is derived from the poppy plant, and heroin, which is made in laboratories. When these drugs attach to these receptors, your brain sends messages that block out pain and promote feelings of pleasure.
Dangers Of This Medications:
What makes this medications effective for treating pain can also make them dangerous.
At lower doses, This drug may make you feel sleepy, but higher doses can slow your breathing and heart rate, which can lead to death. And the feelings of pleasure that result from taking an opioid can make you want to continue experiencing those feelings, which may lead to addiction.