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Difference Between Opioids and Opiates DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OPIOIDS AND OPIATES

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Sep 18, 2019

The difference between opioids and opiates is subtle enough that most people use the words interchangeably. After all, they both come from the poppy plant. The biggest difference is that opiates are natural drugs and opioids are synthetic drugs. They both have the same effect on the mind and can cau...

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