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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.
SMART recovery groups provide addiction services during COVID-19 pandemic

SMART recovery groups provide addiction services during COVID-19 pandemic

New pain management regimen reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients

New pain management regimen reduced opioid exposure in trauma patients

Multimodal pain regimen minimizes opioid exposure, relieves acute pain in trauma patients

Multimodal pain regimen minimizes opioid exposure, relieves acute pain in trauma patients

Analysis reveals rapid surge in methamphetamine overdose deaths in the United States

Analysis reveals rapid surge in methamphetamine overdose deaths in the United States

Are public health ads worth the price? Not if they’re all about fear

Are public health ads worth the price? Not if they’re all about fear

Researchers assess medical practice patterns of primary care physicians

Researchers assess medical practice patterns of primary care physicians

Polymer patch provides controlled release of drugs for post-operative pain management

Polymer patch provides controlled release of drugs for post-operative pain management

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Georgia turns the Senate blue

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Georgia turns the Senate blue

San Francisco wrestles with drug approach as death and chaos engulf Tenderloin

San Francisco wrestles with drug approach as death and chaos engulf Tenderloin

Opioid use may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer

Opioid use may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer

FDA takes further steps to strengthen REMS program to confront opioid crisis

FDA takes further steps to strengthen REMS program to confront opioid crisis

Genetic analysis reveals novel traits associated with COVID-19 severity

Genetic analysis reveals novel traits associated with COVID-19 severity

Long-term opioid use cannot treat chronic pain, has serious health consequences

Long-term opioid use cannot treat chronic pain, has serious health consequences

Study finds a distinct shift in method of nurse suicides

Study finds a distinct shift in method of nurse suicides

Cannabis use during opioid addiction treatment may reduce fentanyl exposure

Cannabis use during opioid addiction treatment may reduce fentanyl exposure

Intensive childhood intervention program could help reduce 'deaths of despair'

Intensive childhood intervention program could help reduce 'deaths of despair'

Study shows high prevalence of back pain in patients undergoing neuroendovascular procedures

Study shows high prevalence of back pain in patients undergoing neuroendovascular procedures

Study pinpoints predictors of timely enrollment in therapy for opioid use disorder

Study pinpoints predictors of timely enrollment in therapy for opioid use disorder

Study finds gaps in opioid use disorder treatment during COVID shutdowns

Study finds gaps in opioid use disorder treatment during COVID shutdowns

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may provide benefit to people with migraine

Mindfulness-based stress reduction may provide benefit to people with migraine