Opioid use: the good and the bad
Local professionals to host community educational event addressing opioid crisis
October 14, 2019
Vicodin. Oxycontin. Percocet. Fentanyl. Each of these medications belongs to a class of prescription painkillers known as opioids. Twenty-five years ago, it was rare to hear of these prescription painkillers being used for much more than treating severe pain and trauma. As opioids are derived from the opium poppy plant, they contain chemicals that relax the body and can relieve pain.