The basics - Opioids, part 1

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Abstract:

This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about opioids. It provides basic information about how opioids work in the body to relieve pain, outlining the use of opioid medications to treat acute (short term) pain and chronic (long lasting) pain, and clarifying that their long-term effectiveness is not clear and can be accompanied by worsening pain or increased sensitivity to pain. The document examines how opioids affect the brain's reward system, which controls feeling of pleasure, and produces a high. It defines opioids as natural, semi-synthetic, and fully synthetic, lists the names of common prescription opioids, and discusses illegal opioids such as fentanyl and heroin.

Text and audio are in the public domain. Graphics are copyrighted content.

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Country of Origin:
United States
Medical Reviewer:
Coming soon
Other Reviewer:
Coming soon
Development Method:
Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
Translation Method:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
Community Participation:
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Country:
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Resource Creation Date:
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Copyright:
Copyrighted
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
9/22/2017
Record Last Updated:
4/12/2018

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English
Document: Open (PDF, 275 KB)
Video: View (MP4, 11.1 MB)
Audio: Listen (MP3, 3.09 MB)
Spanish
Document: Open (PDF, 109 KB) Split Screen (PDF, 109 KB)
Video: View (MP4, 9.79 MB)
Audio: Listen (MP3, 3.41 MB)