Heroin Addicts Have Higher Pain Sensitivity, Even During Treatment

Heroin addicts often have an increased sensitivity to pain, and this sensitivity does not subside over the course of treatment with methadone or other opioids, new research finds.

Researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles sought to determine how increased sensitivity to pain might change as a heroin addict moves from drug abuse to stabilization and eventually to maintenance on a pain-treatment opioid such as methadone or buprenorphine.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/04/25/heroin-addicts-have-higher-pain-sensitivity-even-during-treatment

Source: USNews.com– April 25, 2012

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