How Opiates/Opioids Work in the Brain

March 20, 2017 271 22 No Comments


Opiates work in the brain and body by numbing the central nervous system in the body as well as the mind to help a person ignore pain caused by injury. Opiates cause a sense of relaxation and euphoria as well as putting the body to sleep, making it’s only too easy for certain people to become addicted.

On this episode of Tips and Tools, Dr. Vazquez and Dr. Gharadjedaghi discuss opiates in depth. Learn about the narcotic nature of opiates, how they are used in medicine and how the brain of a user can become addicted to the chemistry of opiates.

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