An opioid overdose occurs when a person takes more opioids. Opioids are substances that can merge with the opioid receptors in the brain. They include substances derived from poppy seeds as well as synthetic and semi-synthetic substances with comparable properties.
Because of their analgesic and sedative effects, opioids are typically used to alleviate discomfort and pain. The treatment for opioid overdose involves the use of opioid drugs, such as buprenorphine and methadone.
Due to the rising use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain and the increased usage of highly strong narcotics in the illegal drug trade, overdose cases have surged recently in several countries.