Opioids refer to synthetic or man-made substances and opiates refer 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 your medication is illegal. Selling your prescription is… Read more »