Pain Centre



The reason why opioids are so addictive

Opioids cause the brain to release dopamine, a neurotransmitter that brings about feelings of pleasure. With repeated exposure these drugs can however become habit-forming.

Using the wrong painkillers?

You've taken four tablets for a splitting headache, but they don't seem to be working. So you try two other types – painkillers are painkillers, right? Not so, say the experts.

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