Did you know drug overdose is the single most common cause of death for people under 50 years old in the U.S.? Even more alarming, did you know in 2016 twelve states recorded more prescriptions for painkillers in the state than there were people?!
Use of opioids have seen an upswing in popularity after pharmaceutical companies and doctors advocated their use for chronic pain in the 1990s. Join Professor Thad Polk, award-winning professor of Psychology, as he delves into the science behind this "Gateway Drug". Learn how opioids affect our brains, why they are so addictive, and what we can do to counter this crisis.
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