Can Neuroscience Stop The Opioid Epidemic?

UT Dallas neuroscientists, Dr. Ted Price and Dr. Greg Dussor, discuss the role of neuroscience in solving the opioid epidemic. See the full article “Can Neuroscience Stop the Opioid Epidemic?”

Every morning as many as a third of Americans wake up to a familiar stabbing back pain, a throbbing headache or some other intrusive incarnation of chronic pain. Since the late 1990s, an increasing number of Americans have sought relief by taking opioids.

Yet opioids have a dangerous dark side: addiction, abuse, overdose. University of Texas at Dallas neuroscientists Ted Price and Greg Dussor believe they can find a better way of treating pain by studying how pain actually works.