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The Cogs of Addiction

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What role do brain mechanics play in opioid addiction?

Millions of patients are prescribed opioids for pain each year. Why can some of those people treat their pain safely and effectively for months, while others become addicted almost immediately? After three decades of study, neuroscientists and genetic researchers have yet to find a definitive answer. “We have clues from genetic, epigenetic, behavioral and imaging...

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