What Do Opiates do to the Brain?

Opioids are a highly addictive class of drugs that cause major damage to the brain. Their high potential for abuse comes from their pain relieving and euphorigenic properties. However, tolerance quickly develops when one is abusing opioids, and more and more of the drug must be taken to achieve the same effects. Eventually, a user…

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Why is Everyone Talking About Painkillers but Not Pain?

Prescription painkillers are being abused at high levels right now but law enforcement, government agencies, and physicians are being challenged with how to deal with the issue of painkiller use. What they are not discussing is why people are using the pills to manage pain and how answering this question can transform the war on…

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