Opioids is a term that refers to synthetic or man-made substances and opiates is a term that refers to substances derived from nature. Opioids and opiates both bind to opiate receptors in the brain. Opioids/opiates come in both legal and illegal forms. Prescription opioids are medications that are used to treat chronic or acute pain. Prescription opioids are considered Schedule 2 controlled drugs, meaning, they have a high misuse or addiction potential. Selling or sharing… Read more »