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An opioid is a chemical that works by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The receptors in these two organ systems mediate both the beneficial effects and the side effects of opioids.
Proposed National Resilience Strategy to reverse catastrophic increases in 'deaths of despair'

Proposed National Resilience Strategy to reverse catastrophic increases in 'deaths of despair'

Exercise alters brain's dopamine system to help treat addiction, study finds

Exercise alters brain's dopamine system to help treat addiction, study finds

‘Time’s up’: Covered California takes aim at hospital C-section rates

‘Time’s up’: Covered California takes aim at hospital C-section rates

Study sheds new light on sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses in recent years

Study sheds new light on sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses in recent years

Local anesthetic drug not linked to reduction in opioid use, complications after knee surgery

Local anesthetic drug not linked to reduction in opioid use, complications after knee surgery

In-hospital opioid prescribing may increase post-discharge opioid use, shows study

In-hospital opioid prescribing may increase post-discharge opioid use, shows study

Clinical study supports usual medical care plus chiropractic care for low back pain

Clinical study supports usual medical care plus chiropractic care for low back pain

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

FDA OKs first non-opioid drug for adults with opioid withdrawal symptoms

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

FDA approves new treatment to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

Reversing an overdose isn’t complicated, but getting the antidote can be

Reversing an overdose isn’t complicated, but getting the antidote can be

Opioid pharmaceutical marketing influences physicians' opioid prescribing rates

Opioid pharmaceutical marketing influences physicians' opioid prescribing rates

Researchers to explore how to prevent stress-related chronic pain conditions

Researchers to explore how to prevent stress-related chronic pain conditions

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

Using opioid-sparing pain management techniques to better prevent addiction and abuse

Using opioid-sparing pain management techniques to better prevent addiction and abuse

Study: Stigmatizing language in medical records may play a role in how the patient is treated

Study: Stigmatizing language in medical records may play a role in how the patient is treated

Walmart announces new regulations for filling opioid prescriptions

Walmart announces new regulations for filling opioid prescriptions

New chemical sensing chip could detect cocaine within minutes

New chemical sensing chip could detect cocaine within minutes

New online assessment tool can guide doctors to find the best pain treatment plan

New online assessment tool can guide doctors to find the best pain treatment plan

Medical marijuana use reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers, finds study

Medical marijuana use reduces pain and need for opioid painkillers, finds study