What You Should Know About Opioids and Painkillers
Jen Gunter - Body Stuff
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October 29, 2022

Pain is your body's signal that something isn't right. To help manage it, doctors often prescribe powerful opioids - but they're not always the best option and can quickly lead to addiction.

Illuminating the fine line between substance use and abuse, Dr. Jen Gunter explains what opioids do to your perception of pain, the risks they pose and the questions to ask your doctor about them.

(For more on how your body works, tune in to her podcast, Body Stuff with Dr. Jen Gunter, from the TED Audio Collective.)

Jen Gunter is on a mission to correct the misinformation and disinformation that infects online medical resources.

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Notice: This content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor or primary care provider before making any changes to your wellness routine.

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