Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Relationship between Opioids and Heroin

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Dr. Andrew Kolodny gives an overview of the relationship between prescription opioids and heroin abuse. He speaks on the origins of opioids, why opioids are referred to as "heroin pills" and how the path that leads from prescription opioids to heroin addiction is so common.

Aired: 01/17/18

Rating: NR

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