•  
  •  
 

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Abstract

Over the recent decades, the incidence of opioid addiction and death from overdose has continued to increase. Death from opioid overdose is now the second leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioids bind to mu receptors which initiate a biochemical process leading to a sensation of pleasure. Medical professionals play a vital role in screening and recognizing opioid dependence and tolerance. Several treatment options exist, including psychosocial and pharmacologic options.

Restricted

Available when accessing via a campus IP address or logged in with a University of Lynchburg email address.

Off-campus users can also use 'Off-campus Download' button above for access.

Share

COinS