Healthcare Triage dedicated four episodes on the topic of opioids. The videos are hosted by Dr. Aaron Carroll. In the videos, he discusses various topics ranging from the history of opioids, the science of opioids, the epidemic of opioid abuse, and possible treatment options for opioid addiction. Whether you are a healthcare professional, a patient or a loved one, these videos may provide valuable information and perspective on how to talk about opioids.
The History of Opioids
This video give a historical overview of people and opioids.
The Science of Opioids
This video looks at the physiological processes that let opioids produce their effects in human bodies.
America’s Epidemic of Opioid Abuse
This video explores how opioids can lead to dependence and addiction, and the effects that abuse have had in America.
Opioid Addiction and Treatment
This video looks at some of the pharmacotherapy and cognitive therapy options for treating opioid addiction. It also looks at how we’ve so far largely failed to treat addicts.