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Opioid Table

Detox Local's Periodic Table of Drug Addiction

When we talk about opioids, we mean heroin and prescription painkillers, like OxyContin, Percocet, or Vicodin. Opioids are used to reduce pain. They are also very addictive.

Here’s a list of common opioid drugs, also called narcotics:

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora)
  • Hydrocodone (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
  • Morphine (Avinza, Kadian, MS Contin, Ora-Morph SR)
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxyfast, Percocet, Roxicodone)
  • Oxycodone and naloxone (Targiniq ER)

Heroin is a type of opioid — it comes from morphine. It’s usually white or brown powder (it can also be dark tar) that people inject (“shoot up”), snort, or smoke.

Street names for heroin include:

  • Smack
  • H
  • Skag
  • Junk

Some names refer to where the heroin was made, like “Mexican Black Tar.” Others are more like brand names, such as “Brainstorm.”