One one my readers sent this to me:
The researchers said that opioid drugs such as morphine and heroin bind to immune receptors in the brain known as TLR4 which then act as amplifiers for addiction, ramping up the “reward” effect of drugs of abuse to a high degree. The new drug automatically shuts this effect down. “It really reduces the reward level down to the equivalent of food, sex, and hugs,” he told AFP.
He makes food, sex and hugs sound so trivial. Dude, that is all I live for now. Well, two out of three. You can guess which two.