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Researchers identify a connection between early life adversity and opioid addiction

Article from Medical Express by University of California, Irvine

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"Published in Molecular Psychiatry, the study titled, "On the early life origins of vulnerability to opioid addiction," examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to directly influence brain development and function, causing a higher potential for opioid addiction."

This article discusses the findings from that study.

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Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Adversity
  • opioids