Opioid Use Among Teens: Let’s Talk About It

opioid use among teens

Opioids are medications prescribed by doctors to treat pain. They are called opioids because they attach to the opioid receptors in the brain and throughout other parts of the body to block pain messages. While these drugs can effectively alleviate pain, they can be highly addictive, especially among teens whose brains aren’t fully developed yet.  Opioids […]