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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.
Knowing when and how to taper off opioid dosage crucial to safe pain management

Knowing when and how to taper off opioid dosage crucial to safe pain management

Review highlights medication underuse in the treatment of opioid use disorder

Review highlights medication underuse in the treatment of opioid use disorder

Doctors and nurses with addictions often denied a crucial recovery option

Doctors and nurses with addictions often denied a crucial recovery option

Study may provide best intervention measures to prevent opioid overdose

Study may provide best intervention measures to prevent opioid overdose

UVA leads statewide effort to fight opioid crisis

UVA leads statewide effort to fight opioid crisis

New technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

New technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

Longtime crusader against Oxycontin begins to see the fruits of her struggle

Longtime crusader against Oxycontin begins to see the fruits of her struggle

Purveyors of black-market pharmaceuticals target immigrants

Purveyors of black-market pharmaceuticals target immigrants

New study identifies focus points to prevent opioid overdose deaths

New study identifies focus points to prevent opioid overdose deaths

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients

Reducing opioid overdose risk in incarcerated women after prison release

Reducing opioid overdose risk in incarcerated women after prison release

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

Prolonged opioid use linked to low testosterone

Prolonged opioid use linked to low testosterone

Study examines screening and treatment of opioid-induced low testosterone in men

Study examines screening and treatment of opioid-induced low testosterone in men

Study finds alarming risk for people coming off chronic opioid therapy

Study finds alarming risk for people coming off chronic opioid therapy

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Waiting for the Trump health plan

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Waiting for the Trump health plan

School districts double down on drug testing, targeting even middle schoolers

School districts double down on drug testing, targeting even middle schoolers

Opioids after surgery overly prescribed in USA and Canada

Opioids after surgery overly prescribed in USA and Canada

Inflammation in the gut and brain may exacerbate symptoms linked with opioid withdrawal

Inflammation in the gut and brain may exacerbate symptoms linked with opioid withdrawal