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What Causes Opioid Addiction?
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What Causes Opioid Addiction?

What Causes Opioid Addiction?
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What Causes Opioid Addiction?

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In the 1980s and 90s, pharmaceutical companies began to market opioid painkillers aggressively, while actively downplaying their addictive potential. The number of prescriptions skyrocketed, and so did cases of addiction, beginning a crisis that continues today. What makes opioids so addictive? Mike Davis explains what we can do to reverse the skyrocketing rates of addiction and overdose.

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