One such drug is naloxone, which can be used to reverse any type of opiate overdose (heroin is an opiate).
For one, despite evidence to their efficacy, many insurance plans will not cover the costs of opiate replacement therapies.
The three main types of medication for opiate withdrawal and recovery are methadone, buphrenorphine, and naltrexone.
Part of the problem is that opiate drugs are out there in too vast quantity.
Think of the person you know (or your friend who knows someone) who has died because of a heroin, or opiate, overdose.
I put on another blanket, take a hot draught with an opiate, and go to sleep.
An overdose of the opiate the doctor was giving her to ease her pain.
A day's work in the open air fills his veins at nightfall with an opiate of weariness instead of a high-strung nervousness.
It was a luxury so penetrating and powerful that it affected him like an opiate.
He consults a physician, who hands him an opiate so that he can sleep.
"medicine containing opium," early 15c., from Medieval Latin opiatus, from Latin opium (see opium). Figurative sense of "anything that dulls the feelings" is from 1640s. From 1540s in English as an adjective, "made with or containing opium."
opiate o·pi·ate (ō'pē-ĭt, -āt')
Any of various sedative narcotics that contain opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.
A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance that has sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives. Also called opioid.
Of or containing opium or any of its derivatives.
Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.