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What Is the Difference Between an Opioid and Opiate?

clinician holding up pill bottle to illustrate the difference between opioid vs opiate

Opioids and opiates are commonly confused. They are both part of the drug crisis responsible for the high rate of addiction and overdose in our country today. The drugs can be prescribed for medical uses to treat pain but are also illegally obtained through prescription shopping or as street drugs. Opioids and opiates are not […]