“The Science of Opioids” is the second video featured in this series of 4 that explains the reception and breakdown of opioids in our brains and bodies. Follow the science, starting with the physiology of pain perception to understand the intended use of opioids for pain relief.

Opioids are known to inhibit the pain signal in the brain, spinal cord, and even the periphery. The brain opioids have mood altering effects, cause sedation, and can even decrease the emotional response to pain.

While we have our own build in analgesic system that modulates pain signals, known as endorphins, discover how they react and bind to different opioid receptors to create the most effective form of pain relief. The powerful nature of opioids is there ability to attack the pain signals from every neurological angle.

Finally, see the harmful nature behind the unpleasant side effects and the catastrophic effects of opioid tolerance which is harboring of physical dependence and addiction.

Watch the next video here!

addictive neuroscience - Addicaid-2In case you missed it, watch part one (The History of Opioids) here.

 

 

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