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A Drug By Any Other Name; A List of Opiates, Benzodiazepines, and Alcohol

I get a lot of inquiries about drugs and what classification or group they are in. Some people confuse an opiate based drug for a benzodiazepine and vice versa. I will list a number of drugs under the heading of Opiate, Opioid, Benzodiazepine, and Alcohol. This is not a comprehensive list. Here goes.

Opiate: Occurs naturally in the opium plant:

  • Codeine
  • Morphine

Opioid: Semisynthetic or synthetic substance chemically related to opium and binding to opiate receptors

  • Heroin
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin, OxyIR, Oxydose, Roxicodone, Percocet, Percodan, Roxicet, Tylox)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Palladone)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Hycodan)
  • Fentanyl (Duragesic, Actiq, Sublimaze)
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet)
  • Methadone
  • Buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone)


  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Clonazepam (Clonopin, Klonopin)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Flurazepam (Dalmane)
  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Chlorazepate (Tranxene)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Triazolam (Halcion)
  • Oxazepam (Serax)


  • Beer / Ale / Lager
  • Vodka
  • Wine / Champagne
  • Whiskey / Scotch
  • Gin
  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Brandy
  • Vermouth
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