State of Illinois
Department of Human Services
Facts You Should Know About Opiates
Opiates are habit-forming drugs that dull the senses, relieve pain, and induce sleep. They may be in the form of a tar-like substance, or white or brownish powder. Three types of opiates are codeine, heroin, and morphine. Opiate pain medications like oxycodone are also included in this group of powerful narcotics.
Methods of Intake:
Opiates can launch a wave of intense pleasure followed by a few hours of feelings of peace.
Opiates can trigger a number of unpleasant, sometimes deadly effects.
Slowed motor skills
Depression of respiration
Withdrawal symptoms begin within 24 hours after the last use and may last up to 7-10 days.
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DHS 4496 (R-04-14) Drug Series - Opiates Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois. 200 copies P.O.#14-1078