Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is characterized by involuntary psychiatric and/or physical addiction to Opioids, which are often found in pain medications and illegal drugs.
Opioid dependence causes withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to stop taking them. Addiction occurs when dependence interferes with daily life. Taking more than the prescribed amount or using illegal opioids like heroin may result in death.
Symptoms of addiction include uncontrollable cravings and inability to control opioid use even though it’s having negative effects on personal relationships or finances.
The United States is in the midst of a Opioid epidemic, if you or someone you know suffers from OUD, you may qualify for a new clinical research study at CNS.
Whole body: craving or sweating
Mood: euphoria or general discontent
Also common: physical substance dependence, chronic constipation, small pupils, nausea, reduced sex drive, sensitivity to pain, shallow breathing, or slurred speech
Compensation is available for eligible participants who complete studies.