How your brain is wired to just say 'yes' to opioids
February 28, 2018
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(THE CONVERSATION) The mid-1980s was the era of cocaine and marijuana, when “Just Say No” was the centerpiece of the war on drugs and the government’s efforts to stem drug use and addiction. Since then, prescription opioids have become the nation’s drug scourge. The idea that mere willpower can fight this public health emergency is not only outdated, it’s scientifically misguided.
Medical history tells us that almost as long as there have been opioids – their use dat...
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