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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)
- Semisynthetic derivatives (e.g., hydromorphone, oxycodone)
- Synthetic compounds (e.g., meperidine, methadone)