Mental Health

Can We Make Opioids Less Addictive? [Video]

Opioids are the most powerful painkillers we have, but they’re incredibly addictive. Tens of thousands of people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose every year. Will we ever have drugs that are just as good at getting rid of pain but without the risk of addiction and overdose?

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction in the US, SAMHSA can help (free of charge). Call them at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit their website.

Video Transcript:

Opioids are the most powerful painkillers we have, but they’re also super addictive.

In 2017, millions of people around the world were addicted to opioids and 115,000 died of an overdose.

This is not a new problem.

For centuries we’ve been trying to find ways of making opioids less addictive, like in the 1890s, when we modified morphine to make a drug called heroin. We all know that didn’t work.

So will …

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