Opioids are a group of compounds that broadly include, naturally occurring compounds from opium poppy and semi synthetic compounds, which bind to the opioid receptors and mediate their effects. These receptors are found in central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and in the gastro intestinal tract.
The receptors are responsible for mediating both, the beneficial effects as well as the adverse effects of opioid analgesics.
TThe idea of taking the correct amount and quality of drugs is an area that needs the right training and expertise. Buying of drugs in pharmacies appears so obvious that even wrong drugs are easily bought and abused without any consideration of their long term effects on the health of individuals. Prescribers of drugs know the importance of having customers buy their drugs, and they always try to ensure that they have enough stock for their customers.