Opioids are psychoactive chemicals. They can occur naturally in the resin of the poppy plant or can be
made in a laboratory.
Opioids that are derived from the opium poppy are called opiates. Opioids work by binding to opioid
receptors in the brain and other parts of the body. [More Info]
There are several medications that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for
the treatment of opioid use disorder. [More Info]
Other sources of addiction information and treatment. [Other Sources]