Even though opioids are a class of drugs often prescribed for pain relief due to illness, injury or surgery, the misuse of opioids has led many to score opiates outside the prescription. In Florida, the opioid crisis continues to take a toll, killing on average 14 people a day. Prescription opioids include both legal and illegal variations that are naturally derived from the poppy plant (also known as opiates) or synthetically manufactured.
In some cases, manufactured opioids are much stronger than heroin, and confusion regarding dosage can lead to serious complications and even death. This is one of the most dangerous addictions with a high mortality rate. Professional substance abuse treatment services and therapy are strongly advised.