Most PAIN MEDICATIONS are considered to be opioids because they are synthetically derived. Opiate painkillers are naturally derived from the opium poppy plant, and include only morphine and codeine. All painkillers are legally available by prescription only, however illicit use and resulting addiction to these drugs is a growing trend in the United States, which is responsible for 80% of the world’s supply of painkiller consumption.
PAIN KILLER/MEDICATIONS come in many different forms, speeds of release, and strengths, but all work the same way on the human brain, and all are addictive and dangerous. Contrary to many who may take painkillers, they are no different from heroin in the ways they affect users, and with the explosion of painkillers as the subject of addiction in modern society, there is little argument to refute this claim. All painkillers are depressant drugs, meaning they have similarities in the ways they produce the following effects on users: