I've heard they are the same thing. Is this true? If not, what is the difference?
Opiates are derived directly from the opium poppy by departing and purifying the various chemicals in the poppy. Opioids include all opiates but also include chemicals that have been synthesized in some way.
So heroin is an opioid but not an opiate. Morphine is an opiate and also an opioid.
It has become standard just to use opiate as it saves time... Hope this helped... Dave
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