Opiates Addiction

A major problem rising in US nowadays is Opiate addiction. Opiates, actually are a group of powerful drugs derived from poppy plant. This drug acts as depressants in the central nervous system and are generally used to ameliorate pain and instigate sleep. The way via which opiates function in the human body is by attaching to the opioid receptors, found in brain, spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract. With this, opiates block the transmission of pain messages and are able to alter the manner in which a person can experience pain.