All Sober Editor / Wednesday, July 20, 2022 / Categories: Help & Information, The Basics Opioids have gained a reputation as dangerous street drugs that cause fatal overdoses, but oxycodone (brand name: OxyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), Percocet, codeine, morphine and fentanyl are also legal prescription painkillers. In the short term, they can be safe and effective. But these medications (including heroin, which is illegal but in the same class of drug) can lead to opioid use disorder. Watch this video, narrated by Psych Hub cofounder and former congressman Patrick Kennedy, to learn more about how these drugs work, how they create dependence and how to get help for opioid addiction. Source: Psych Hub Affordable Therapy for Addiction Recovery: How To Get It The Sobervore Diet: Eating Good While Eating Well 2086 Rate this article: No rating Tags: addiction treatment Help & Information The Basics Video Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Please login or register to post comments.