The question that is being asked today is this: is cannabis helpful or harmful in this coronavirus pandemic circumstance?
Opioids are medications that relieve pain. Opioid medications bind to the areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Using opioids drives up levels of the feeling good hormone dopamine in the brain’s reward areas and an intense feeling of euphoria is produced. Medications that fall within this class include hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (e.g., Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and related drugs.