The Science of Poppies, Pleasure, and Pain
Lecture no. 10 from the course: The Addictive Brain
Taught by Professor Thad Polk | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Round out your survey of the world’s major drugs with an examination of opium and its derivatives, from regularly prescribed painkillers like codeine and morphine to heroin, often considered the most harmful drug of abuse in the world today. Learn about the neurological effects and treatment options for opiate drugs.