Opioids, Your Brain and Addiction

Naturally found in the opium poppy plant, opioids are a class of drugs that is frequently used as medicine to relax the body and alleviate pain. Due to their ability to make people feel relaxed and “high,” opioids are frequently abused for non-medical reasons. Since opioids are highly addictive, the risk for overdose is also very high. Common prescription opioids... read more »