Inflammatory Processes are Altered in the Brains of People with Opioid Use Disorder

Prevalence rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) have increased dramatically, accompanied by a surge of overdose deaths–nearly 50,000 in the U.S. in 2019. While opioid dependence has been extensively studied in preclinical models, an understanding of the biological alterations that occur in the brains of people who chronically use opioids and who are diagnosed with OUD remains limited.

Learn more: https://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/2021/06/11/inflammatory-processes-are-altered-in-the-brains-of-people-with-opioid-use-disorder/

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