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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.
'Think twice' campaign effective in reducing opioid prescribing in primary care

'Think twice' campaign effective in reducing opioid prescribing in primary care

Legal consumption of alcohol and tobacco may increase the use of illicit drugs

Legal consumption of alcohol and tobacco may increase the use of illicit drugs

New SBIR award helps Temple scientists to explore the therapeutic potential of novel cannabis analog

New SBIR award helps Temple scientists to explore the therapeutic potential of novel cannabis analog

Psychological treatment provides potent and durable relief for chronic back pain, study finds

Psychological treatment provides potent and durable relief for chronic back pain, study finds

Study finds rise in methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths from 2015 to 2019

Study finds rise in methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths from 2015 to 2019

New slow-release system mimics nature to provide long-lasting local anesthesia

New slow-release system mimics nature to provide long-lasting local anesthesia

Enhanced recovery after surgery program helps reduce opioid prescriptions after lung surgery

Enhanced recovery after surgery program helps reduce opioid prescriptions after lung surgery

Marijuana use among college-age adults remains at historically high levels in 2020

Marijuana use among college-age adults remains at historically high levels in 2020

Link discovered between brain’s opioid system and food craving triggered by external stimuli

Link discovered between brain’s opioid system and food craving triggered by external stimuli

Study uses novel technology to map the brain circuitry of spirituality

Study uses novel technology to map the brain circuitry of spirituality

Mobile telemedicine unit found to be effective in treating opioid use disorder in rural areas

Mobile telemedicine unit found to be effective in treating opioid use disorder in rural areas

NIH HEAL Initiative leverages the strengths of communities to address opioid public health crisis

NIH HEAL Initiative leverages the strengths of communities to address opioid public health crisis

People with childhood trauma feel more euphoric when using morphine

People with childhood trauma feel more euphoric when using morphine

From Uber vouchers to patient advocates: What it takes to increase ER addiction treatment

From Uber vouchers to patient advocates: What it takes to increase ER addiction treatment

Study suggests a balanced approach to developing safer opioid analgesics

Study suggests a balanced approach to developing safer opioid analgesics

Study finds significant increase in opioid-associated cardiac arrests

Study finds significant increase in opioid-associated cardiac arrests

Researchers use residues in wastewater to study illicit drug consumption

Researchers use residues in wastewater to study illicit drug consumption

People cannot perceive decrease in body temperature when exercising, study finds

People cannot perceive decrease in body temperature when exercising, study finds

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

Children and young adults are frequently exposed to unsafe opioid prescriptions, study suggests

New AHA Presidential Advisory addresses opioid use and its effects on heart and brain health

New AHA Presidential Advisory addresses opioid use and its effects on heart and brain health