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Heroin is a semisynthetic derivative of opium. The opioid family includes the following:

  • Drugs that occur naturally in opium (from the poppy plant)
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Semisynthetic derivatives (e.g., hydromorphone, oxycodone)
  • Synthetic compounds (e.g., meperidine, methadone)

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