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The Relationship Between Opioids and Heroin

In this video Dr. Andrew Kolodny provides an overview of the relationship between prescription opioids and heroin abuse. He discusses the origins of opioids, why opioids are referred to as "heroin pills" and why the path that leads from prescription opioids to heroin addiction is so common.

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