Advice from the people who've reviewed all the latest evidence about the effectiveness of these painkillers.
It’s very difficult to separate anxiety and fear from the experience of pain linked with actual physical damage.
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Life without pain might seem like a blessing. But pain plays an important role in protecting our bodies from further damage.
Few medical schools offer training in addictions medicine and most doctors feel they lack the specialist expertise to deal with the inpatient opioid crisis.
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Canadian hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with the inpatient opioid crisis. Lack of specialist addictions care puts patients and staff at risk.
Some people feel more pain than others.
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Researchers are exploring the genetic differences that dictate why some people suffer greater pain than others, and how to translate these findings into personalized pain treatments.
The way opioids work on the brain makes finding non-opioid treatments for addiction very challenging.
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Two neuroscientists explain the cruel chemistry of opioid addiction and why this crisis could last a lifetime.
When should you ask your doctor for opioids?
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A scholar explains why there is no one answer. Some pain is devastating, and sometimes such pain responds well to opioids. On the other hand, there is evidence that some physicians overprescribe.
Dependency on opioid painkillers is roughly twice as bad in rural and regional areas of Australia.
Dependency on opioid painkillers reflects what we already know about life in the small towns of Australia - people tend to have poorer health.
Drug related deaths are on the rise, but federal funds to programs that mitigate drug abuse are being cut in 2018.
Drug deaths are rising faster than ever. How did we get here and what to do about it?
Australians are increasingly using darknet marketplaces to buy and sell illicit drugs.
Despite the growth in darknet drug trading in Australia, there are important reasons why it is less harmful than street drug dealing.
Knowing the dose of the tablet means overdoses are less common than with heroin.
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