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New drug target could prevent tolerance and addiction to opioids, study finds | PsyPost

New drug target could prevent tolerance and addiction to opioids, study finds | PsyPost

Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State University and Emory University.

The findings, published in the Nature journal Neuropsychopharmacology in August, show for the first time that morphine tolerance is due to an inflammatory response produced in the brain.

Source: New drug target could prevent tolerance and addiction to opioids, study finds | PsyPost