“It will be hard to address the addiction and overdose crisis without better understanding and addressing the neurobiology linking opioids, pain and social connectedness.” Scientific American on the studies that make the connection between loss, pain and drug use.

+ There’s no doubt that psychic pain plays a huge role in the opiate crisis. There are many other factors as well, which together make this the perfect American storm. Here’s one more piece of the puzzle: Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers.

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