Understanding Opioids


Opioid medications alter the perception of pain in your body by working on opioid receptors in your brain. Opioids also increase feelings of pleasure or euphoria, which could be a reason for people to misuse these types of drugs. Eyewitness News reporter Parker Tully spoke with a Clinical Pharmacist at Bassett Healthcare Network to learn more about what opioids are used for, and best practices if you or a loved one are prescribed them.

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