The New York Times covers a recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania finding that opioid dependence can influence the brain’s natural response to infants. “Compared with the brains of healthy people, the brains of people with opioid dependence didn’t produce strong responses to the cute baby pictures. But once the opioid-dependent people received a drug called naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids, their brains produced a more normal response.”
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