Everyone talks about the nation's opioid epidemic, but what are opioids?

Here is a list:

  • heroin
  • oxycodone (brand name: OxyContin)
  • hydrocodone
  • methadone
  • fentanyl
  • carfentanil
  • hydrocodone/acetaminophen (brand names: Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
  • hydromorphone (brand names: Dilaudid, Exalgo)
  • meperidine (brand name: Demerol)
  • morphine
  • oxycodone/acetaminophen (brand names: Percocet, Roxicet)
  • codeine
  • buprenorphine (brand name: Suboxone)
  • immodium

Second-chance court: Drug program helps addicts get clean, reclaim lives

What's a drug court? And other help for addicts