Opioids are substances used to alleviate suffering from pain, while also inducing euphoric feelings. These are the most easily addictive type of drug especially because of their ability to cause physical dependency. Consumption of opioids leads to a gradually increasing demand for it by the body to achieve a similar state of high. While these can be taken in many forms the most common opioid and also extremely fatal if overdosed is Heroin.
The consequences of Opioids range from brain impairment, liver damage, constipation to death from cardiac arrest. Injecting forms of opioids such as heroin also increase the risk of transmitting diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis. Due to the highly addictive nature of opioids, immediate intensive treatment is recommended.