Discussion Questions

1. How did the word narcotic come to be so commonly misused?

2. Describe the ways in which opioids increase mesolimbic dopamine neurotransmission.

3. Discuss the ways in which opioids have analgesic effects.

4. Describe the four stages of the subjective experiences of opioid users.

5. Compare the different detoxification strategies used in treating individuals with opioid addiction.