Treatment centers are overflowing with individuals severely addicted to opiates. Opiates are often prescribed for severe pain. However, this highly addictive medication is nearly impossible to stop taking after long-term use. When patients are unable to obtain prescriptions for these medications, they often turn to dangerous street drugs to act in their place. Opiates include prescription pain medications, morphine, methadone, and heroin. Click here to download the Opiod Fact Sheet.