Question 1 Which of the following are INCORRECT statements about opioids? Prescription opioids are used as medicine. More people die from opioid overdoses than from other drugs. People can become addicted to opioids. Heroin is not a type of opioid. This is a correct statement. When taken as a doctor tells you, prescription opioids are used as medicine. But, we’re looking for INCORRECT statements. This is a very true statement about the dangers of opioid misuse, so this is not the right answer. This is a correct statement, so it is not the response that we're looking for. Yes, this is the right response! Heroin is a type of opioid but it is not used as medicine. It is an illegal drug people use to get high. Question 2 People sometimes call opioids names like… Vapes Oxy Pot Spice Nope! Vapes is not a name for opioids. It's actually another name for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs. Yeah! Sometimes people call opioids Oxy. Other opioid names are Percs, Vikes, Happy Pills, and OC. Oh, no! Pot is a name that people call marijuana, not opioids. No. Spice is a name used for synthetic cannabinoids. It’s also known as K2. Question 3 What are some ways opioid addiction can affect your life? It can take over your life. If you stop taking opioids all of a sudden, it can make you feel calm and happy. It can have short-term effects but not long-term effects on your health. It can make it hard for you to enjoy things that used to make you happy. Yeah, this is definitely a correct response. There’s another choice here that is a correct response to this question too! This statement is not true. If you stop taking opioids all of a sudden, you can have unpleasant or painful symptoms like severe cravings, diarrhea, vomiting, and cold flashes. Nope. It can cause short-term effects, like slowed or stopped breathing, nausea, and confusion AND over time, opioid addiction can also lead to long-term effects on your health, like heart and lung infections. You’re absolutely right! When someone is addicted to opioids, it can take over their life. Taking drugs and getting high can become all you think about, making other things less enjoyable. Question 4 True or False: One way that people misuse opioid pain medicines is taking pills that are not prescribed for them. True False Yes! This is the correct response. Another way that people misuse opioid medicines is taking pills to get high or taking more than your doctor prescribed for you. No, this is not the right answer. The statement above is true.