Opioids [ˈō-pē-ˌȯid] noun
Prescription painkillers, such as fentanyl, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and illegal drugs, such as heroin.
Opioids are highly addictive drugs that can have dangerous side effects and can cause overdose and death. Here is a helpful Prescription Opioid Safety Checklist.
Opioids are the cause of a current epidemic in Anne Arundel County. More than two opioid overdoses happen daily in Anne Arundel County. Here are Opioid-Related Data Reports.
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