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Effects of Opioids on the Brain – “Why Can’t They Just Stop Using Drugs?”

It can be tempting to think, “Why can’t they just stop using drugs?”

But experts Adam Bisaga, MD, a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, and Alicia Murray, DO, a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist, describe the scientific research and changes in the brain that make it only focus on a drug like heroin or prescription pain pills, which in turn makes it very difficult to stop using that drug.

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